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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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Then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi made their way to the main reception hall at the Royal Court, where the senior guest shook hands with princes, ministers and senior officials awaiting his coming.
King Salman also shook hands with Hasina's accompanying delegation.
When I shook hands with him, he kissed my hand and I pulled it back quickly.
They briefly greeted each other and the two shook hands."
Obama also shook hands with Muammar Gadhafi in 2009.
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 went up to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and shook hands with him.
Once upon a time the captains shook hands at the coin toss, players shook hands at the end and that was it.
Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba shook hands with South Korean Trade Minister Bark Tae Ho in a brief encounter at a ministerial meeting of the APEC forum being held in Russia on Wednesday amid a dispute over a pair of islands in the Sea of Japan.
The Queen and Mr McGuinness first shook hands behind closed doors in Belfast's Lyric theatre.
Her Majesty and the former IRA commander, who is now Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, first shook hands behind closed doors after meeting at a room in Belfast's Lyric theatre, but the pair shook hands again later, this time in public.