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shake

1. an instance of shaking dice before casting
2. Music another word for trill
3. a dance, popular in the 1960s, in which the body is shaken convulsively in time to the beat
4. an informal name for earthquake

Shake

 

a modern ballroom dance of British origin. Improvised, with characteristic movements of the shoulders and body, the dance is in 4/4 time, with a tempo ranging from moderate to moderately fast.

shake

[shāk]
(materials)
Separation between adjoining layers of wood, due to causes other than drying.
A thick hand-cut shingle.

shake

A thick wood shingle, usually formed either by hand-splitting a short log into tapered radial sections or by sawing; usually attached in overlapping rows on wood sheathing, 1 as a covering for a roof or wall.
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Researcher Dr Chris Bevan, of the University of Bath's Department of Psychology, said: "This experiment highlights just how important the symbolic ritual of shaking hands is upon the way people come to judge others as being trustworthy and willing to cooperate.
I have had one experience on not shaking hands but I will keep that to myself.
Dr Ian McCurdie said shaking hands too often could hamper an athletes' chances of performing at their best if they picked up a bug.
A leading scientist has claimed shaking hands could spread infectious diseases like flu.
Several other people were also shaking hands with him.
30pm CARLOANCELOTTI is a firm believer in the practice of shaking hands with opposing managers - and will do so after today's game against Mark Hughes' Manchester City.
People shaking hands are much more likely to pass on germs such as flu, cold and stomach bugs than those opting for a peck on the cheek, researchers say.
George Washington thought shaking hands was beneath the president.
Mr Lawless said: "I just missed shaking hands with Tony Blair when he came to the Standard Triumph Club in Coventry a few years ago so I was glad to be able to this time.
The campaign represents the company's signature style of dishing out a "Mooo-ving" approach to shaking hands with new consumers.
On whether this means shaking hands should be off-limits, he said: "I think, within reason, yes.
It should not be with a grip like a limp lettuce or without looking at the man you are shaking hands with.