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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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President Obama shook hands Monday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif at the United Nations when they accidentally crossed paths.
One person was represented with NAO, allowing researchers to create a system where individuals shook hands prior to negotiations, even though they were in different locations.
But Warburton (left), whose team went on to clinch a top-two finish at the O's expense, said: "We celebrated an important win for five seconds and then shook hands - we were respectful.
But things went differently if people shook hands before negotiating.
King Juan Carlos shook hands with princes, ministers, senior officials and businessmen; while the Crown Prince shook hands with the official delegation accompanying the King of Spain.
Both of them mingled with the morning walkers and shook hands with them.
Obama also shook hands with Muammar Gadhafi in 2009.
Bill Clinton, who was also at the memorial service, came first in 2000, when he shook hands with Raul Castro's brother, Fidel.
His Highness the premier shook hands with Indian cabinet ministers and senior officials, while the Indian premier shook hands with the Kuwaiti delegation members.
Tendulkar, who was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member in April last year along with Bollywood actor Rekha and businesswoman Anu Aga, shook hands with some MPs before taking his seat.
Before the luncheon party, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques shook hands with the Moroccan King's accompanying delegation.
Once upon a time the captains shook hands at the coin toss, players shook hands at the end and that was it.