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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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 front of the court, Alhajeh insisted that she did not shake hands with either men or women, hence treating both genders equally and not violating any company policy.
By refusing to shake hands with a male colleague, AlHajjeh's actions had gone against that policy, it said.
As he was about to leave the elevator when the door opened, he extended his arm to shake hands with me.
"I think that what they (the Newcastle bench) did was give us that back for the equalising goal, which is fine but (my celebration was) absolutely nothing to do with Newcastle whatsoever." Although Neil and Benitez did not shake hands, the Norwich boss insists he has "absolutely no problems" with the Newcastle manager.
"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.
RICHARD Scudamore has defended Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho's failure to shake hands after the Community Shield.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A shopkeeper was allegedly beaten by supporters of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) after he refused to shake hands with a ruling party deputy who was chatting with shopkeepers in the Beyoy-lu district on Friday.
DAVID Cameron refused to shake hands with audience members after Thursday's TV election debate, it has been claimed.
Information and broadcasting minister Michael Makuei Lueth said the cabinet had resolved that people should not shake hands as part of ramped up efforts being introduced in South Sudan.
Recalling an incident, Sopal said that once when actress Rani Mukerji extended her hand to shake hands, Aba ( as Patil is known to his family and friends) was in two minds whether to shake hand with the actress or not.