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adjective shaky pronunciation in British English /ˈʃeɪki/
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adjectiveshaky
comparativeshakier
superlativeshakiest

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  1. 1
    feeling weak or unable to walk or move without shaking, for example because you are very ill
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    1. a.
      not firm and likely to fall
      Be careful – the table is a bit shaky.
  2. 2
    lacking the knowledge or skill to do something well
    My French is a bit shaky.
  3. 3
    likely to fail or be unsuccessful
    They invested in a shaky business venture.
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shakily

adverb

shakiness

noun [uncountable]

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