from The Century Dictionary.

  • The act or process of moving with a rapid vibratory motion, jolting, agitating, etc.
  • Specifically
  • A violent jolting or agitation: as, give him a good shaking.
  • plural Small pieces of cordage, rope, yarn, or canvas used for making oakum or paper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of shake.
  • noun A movement that shakes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
  • noun a shaky motion


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