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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

shake

[shāk]
(materials)
Separation between adjoining layers of wood, due to causes other than drying.
A thick hand-cut shingle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the interview the couple refused to shake hands with the opposite sex.
As he was about to leave the elevator when the door opened, he extended his arm to shake hands with me.
"I wasn't sure if it was goodbye, but as soon as I saw Terry I knew it was the last time I was going to see him, and the shake hands was the last shake hands I'd ever have with him."
When a first- or third-base coach reaches out to shake hands, give a high-five or pat the batter/runner after hitting a home run, it is allowed because the ball is dead and the coach is not trying to assist the runner/batter.
It is an issue between two individuals - if they want to shake hands that's fine, but I would much rather concentrate on the camaraderie between managers, between clubs."
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I heard someone ask if he wanted to shake hands with the audience and he said no.
It is sure to be a passionate atmosphere for the Loftus Road derby given the events of last season's match and Hills are betting on whether the two teams shake hands. It's 4-11 they do go through the pre-match rituals and should that happen it is 6-4 John Terry and Anton Ferdinand bury their differences.
"I had promised my wife, the manager and the directors that I was going to shake hands with Evra.
In early 2007, a Muslim police woman in Britain sparked debates when she refused to shake hands with Britain's senior police chiefs.
THE British Olympic Association yesterday moved to clarify their stance on whether Team GB athletes should shake hands at the London 2012 Games after their chief medical officer advised it would be better not to.
"Fair play sounds fantastic and looks great, but what is the point if I shake hands with you and then go through you and smash you?