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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. shakingnoun

    the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements

    palpitation, vibration, quiver, shakiness, quivering, trembling

  2. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitationnoun

    a shaky motion

    "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

    shiver, quivering, trembling, vibration, tingle, palpitation, oscillation, vibe, quiver, shakiness, shudder, chill, thrill, frisson

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  1. shakingnoun

    agitation, concussion, jolting, jolt, shake

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  1. shakingnoun

    concussion, agitation, disturbance, trembling, convulsion

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  1. Marco Rubio:

    Marco Rubio and Barack Obama have shaken hands. There are plenty of photos of him shaking hands, if they don’t like the picture we picked, then send me a picture they like of Marco Rubio shaking hands with Barack Obama and we’ll swap it out.

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    When women kiss, it always reminds me of prizefighters shaking hands.

  3. Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fourth, Chapter 2:

    Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, he presently found the taste of the lees rising as usual into his draught.

  4. Witness Guy Martin:

    It was a heart-shaking, ribcage-shaking noise, the most terrifying thing is that crush of people.

  5. Jerry Coleman:

    From the way Denny's shaking his head, he's either got an injured shoulder or a gnat in his eye.

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