Dictionary » S » Shake

Shake

shake

1. To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate. As a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. (rev. Vi. 13) Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels That shake heaven's basis. (milton)

2. To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of. When his doctrines grew too strong to be shook by his enemies, they persecuted his reputation. (Atterbury) Thy equal fear that my firm faith and love Can by his fraud be shaken or seduced. (milton)

3. To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.

4. To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree. Shake off the golden slumber of repose. (Shak) 'Tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age. (Shak) I could scarcely shake him out of my company. (Bunyan) To shake a cask, to luff up in the wind, causing the sails to shiver.

Origin: OE. Shaken, schaken, AS. Scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. Skaka, OS. Skakan, to depart, to flee. Cf. Shock.

1. The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, bde

quaking, or shivering; agitation. The great soldier's honor was composed Of thicker stuff, which could endure a shake. (herbert) Our salutations were very hearty on both sides, consisting of many kind shakes of the hand. (Addison)

2. A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.

3. A fissure in rock or earth.

4. A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.

5. One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.

6. A shook of staves and headings.

7. (Science: zoology) The redshank; so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground. No great shakes, of no great importance. The shakes, the fever and ague.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... embracing the Genome of Eden. I have one more question, but it might be tricky. It seems it is impossible to conceive any DNA content that would shake the confidence in Darwin's theory. Walter Mayr's prediction was referring to a core concept of genetic evolution based on the darwinian framewok, ...

See entire post
by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

Is complexity inevitable?

... but it does seem like the more complex an organism is, the more delicate it becomes, in a way: specialized and sensitive to perturbation. I can't shake the notion that intelligence is almost universally advantageous. Granted, it doesn't ensure survival, but it's one of those adaptations that is ...

See entire post
by Luxorien
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 4668

Beetle identification

... which I can see on your photo. One feature of this type of beetle is that they can cling with remarkable strength, and it is almost impossible to shake them off your hand.

See entire post
by animartco
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beetle identification
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

bacterial culture growth

... a a preculture of e.coli tof 10 for the competent cell, and i was asked to measure the ph of the preculture, and I had 3 precultre in different shake falsk, and the following pH I measured . shake flask- pH 1 8,2 2 8,4 3 8,6 I dont know the reason behind it, kindly let me know... I am stuck ...

See entire post
by siddharthsameer
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:49 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: bacterial culture growth
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: how to know a muscle is contracting or relaxing

... and relaxations of opposing pairs or groups of muscles working smoothly and in tandem action without direct conscious thought. Some people shake their foot while sitting still, too, so some of their foot muscles are contracting and relaxing even without the person realizing they are doing ...

See entire post
by Wallyanna
Wed May 09, 2012 10:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to know a muscle is contracting or relaxing
Replies: 2
Views: 2117
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,026 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link