1 quiver, quake, shudder, waver, wobble, tremble, shiver:
The poor child is shaking from the cold.
2 wiggle, wriggle, squirm, shimmy, twitch, joggle, jiggle, waggle, sway, swing, roll, bump, grind, vibrate, oscillate, pulsate, gyrate:
When Lola shakes her hips the strongest men have been known to weaken
3 weaken, undermined, impair, harm, damage, discourage; disenchant, disappoint, disaffect:
The incident shook my faith in the political party I had supported all my voting life.
4 wave, brandish, flourish, display, show off, parade, exhibit, vaunt, waggle, flap, flutter:
It was thrilling to see the once-banned flag being shaken under the noses of the deposed leaders
5 Often, shake up. agitate, stir (up), mix (up); upset, distress, frighten, scare, shock, disturb, unnerve, unsettle, disconcert, discomfit, worry, fluster, disquiet, confound, confuse, perplex, puzzle, Colloq rattle, get to, US throw (for a loop):
Shake the medicine before taking it. I was really shaken by the news that Sheila had quit
6 shake down.
(a) break in, condition, test, prove, Colloq debug:
We shook down the submarine on a 30-day cruise.
(b) blackmail, extort or extract or squeeze or wrest money from, hold up, squeeze, threaten:
The shopkeepers were so frightened that the gang easily shook them down
7 shake off. get rid of, discard, dislodge, drop, brush off, elude, evade, lose, throw off, rid oneself of, give the slip to:
We finally shook off our pursuers: at last we felt safe.
8 shaking, quivering, quaking, shuddering, wavering, wobbling, trembling, shivering, quiver, quake, shudder, waver, wobble, tremble, shiver, wiggle, wriggle, twitch, joggle, jiggle, sway, swing, roll, gyration:
The dog gave a shake of its tail and bounded towards them.
9 agitating, agitation, shaking, stirring (up), jolt, jar, jarring, jounce, jolting, jouncing:
Give him a good shake and he'll wake up.
10 the shakes. trembling, tremors, delirium tremens, Colloq D.T.'s:
She's had so much to drink that she's got the shakes.