Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake violently; shake to pieces.
- v. obsolete To shake violently; shake to pieces.
- From Middle English toshaken, from Old English *tōsceacan, *tōscacan, equivalent to to- + shake. (Wiktionary)
“Once, while at table, he began toshake violently; and an aide-de-camp saw tears streaming down his face.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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