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    a few connotations of "shake"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    You'd realize these shakes are mere nothings.

    shakes (n) = fever

    You will understand that these underground tremors are easy negligible.

    My dad won the flat in a shake.

    in a shake = instantly , in a lotto

    My dad won an apartment in the lottery.

    The rebel battalions began to shake.

    shake = quiver; weaken

    She will be shaken when she first hears the news.

    shake = disturb, upset

    A sudden fit of ague shook him.

    shake = agitate

    He shakes his black chevelure.

    shake = flap

    She shook the sand out of her shoes.

    He shook the dust from the blanket.

    shake = eliminate, remove

    They couldn't shake the car that was following them.

    shake = get rid of

    We drove over a rough road and were much shaken.

    shake = jolt

    You have to shake dice before throwing.

    shake = jar

    His voice shook with emotion.

    She shook like an aspen leaf.

    shake = tremble

    He shook his head in answer to my question.

    shake = sway, wag, rock

    This medicine must be shaken up before drinking.

    shake up = stir

    She shook herself loose from the man's grasp.

    shake one’s loose = get away

    She shook her sides with laughter.

    shake with laughter = rock with laughter

    He shook he fruits down from the tree.

    She shook in her shoes.

    The ugly incident shook her composure.

    shake one’s composure = to impair or destroy the composure of someone; (perturb s.o., upset s.o.)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: a few connotations of "shake"

    They all look good so far. Please continue!

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "shake"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    You'd realize these shakes are mere nothings.

    shakes (n) = fever

    You will understand that these underground tremors are easy negligible.

    My dad won the flat in a shake.

    in a shake = instantly , in a lotto

    My dad won an apartment in the lottery.

    The rebel battalions began to shake.

    shake = quiver; weaken

    She will be shaken when she first hears the news.

    shake = disturb, upset

    A sudden fit of ague shook him.

    shake = agitate

    He shakes his black chevelure.

    shake = flap

    She shook the sand out of her shoes.

    He shook the dust from the blanket.

    shake = eliminate, remove=remove it by shaking</SPAN>

    They couldn't shake the car that was following them.

    shake = get rid of

    We drove over a rough road and were much shaken.

    shake = jolt

    You have to shake dice before throwing.

    shake = jar

    His voice shook with emotion.

    She shook like an aspen leaf.
    Mary shook with rage.
    shake = tremble Ok

    He shook his head in answer to my question.
    When asked if he wanted anything else, he just shook his head.
    shake = sway, wag, rock= way of saying no, or to show disapproval, surprise, or sadness:

    This medicine must be shaken up before drinking.

    shake up = stir

    She shook herself loose from the man's grasp.

    shake one’s loose = get away

    She shook her sides with laughter.

    shake with laughter = rock with laughter

    He shook he fruits down from the tree.

    She shook in her shoes at the thought of being fired by her boss..

    The ugly incident shook her composure.

    shake one’s composure = to impair or destroy the composure of someone; (perturb s.o., upset s.o.)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All look fine, but here is a small correction:
    When one shakes his/her head to move the head from side to side, it is a way of saying no, or to show disapproval, surprise, or sadness:

    Mark shook his head in disbelief.

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