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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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As the alderman of the 16th Ward in the early 1970s and again in the mid-1980s, Langford often found officers shaking down black residents or beating them, she said.
He is currently shaking down the Nestle Cheerios-sponsored car before taking on the 1600 class in selected events in the New Year.
The Edwardses were found guilty last May of extortion for shaking down riverboat gambling operators, and Fowler pled guilty in November to taking almost $1 million in kickbacks on voting machine contracts--largely to support his gambling habit.
It goes no further than to make a handful of feeble recommendations that do nothing but highlight the massive shaking down of the entire social services system that is so urgently needed.
And who was surprised when Yale University joined the next wave of shaking down politically incorrect companies with deep pockets?
Clinton laundered through Hillary's pork bellies account, to shaking down Indian tribes for campaign cash, to a national security adviser's failing to unload stock shares that violated ethics rules, to a sitting president's breaking campaign finance laws by agreeing to set aside $1 million to pay Federal Election Commission fines (signing off on the memo with a most descriptive "ugh") - just doesn't pack the same wallop.