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Houses shook as a bomb exploded in the neighborhood.
She was literally shaking with fear.
An earthquake shook a wide area of southern Italy last year.
Shake the dressing well before you put it on the salad.
“You’re not listening!” she cried, shaking him.
The news shook financial markets worldwide.
Violent conflicts between tribes have shaken the region.
The boy’s tragic death shook the entire community.
He was shaken and upset by the accident.
They ran into the alley, hoping to shake their pursuers.
“Nice to meet you,” Larry said, shaking my hand.
Put on a sweater – you’re shaking like a leaf!
Nothing could shake Mary’s confidence as an athlete.
“You had better be careful,” Dad said, shaking his finger at me.
The two drivers began yelling and shaking their fists at each other.
This is the American English definition of shake. View British English definition of shake.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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