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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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'Mike and Steve Lewis have shaken hands on the contract,' he said.
8) Have I shaken hands with a member of the press and handed him or her a business, card all in the same motion?
"On both occasions with Arsenal, in the top flight, myself and Arsene have shaken hands, and there was a lot going on between the clubs, particularly after what happened in the game at the Britannia last season."
The PM had to run a gauntlet of hate from disgusted Protestants when it was known he had shaken hands with Adams in Belfast earlier this year.