Definitions

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  • v. To shake violently; shake to pieces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shake violently; shake to pieces.

Etymologies

From Middle English toshaken, from Old English *tōsceacan, *tōscacan, equivalent to to- +‎ shake. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Once, while at table, he began toshake violently; and an aide-de-camp saw tears streaming down his face.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • England's 2018 World Cup bid needs toshake up its event management following a bizarre £25,000 function atManchester Town Hall during this week's Soccerex conference.

    Football.co.uk news feed

  • Food, Inc. is a movie that’s hard toshake, because days after you’ve seen it, you will find yourself eatingsomething–a hamburger, cereal out of the box, a perfectly round waxenhothouse tomato–and realize that you have virtually no idea what itreally is.

    Toronto 2008: Bill Maher's 'Religulous' (plus two terrific docs) | EW.com

  • "We stood here for a minute silent, an 'then I sees her begin toshake, an' she throws hersen down on th 'grass wi' her arms flung o'erth 'grave, an' she cries out as ef her death-wound had been give toher.

    Surly Tim's Trouble

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