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Shake vs. Shag

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Shakeverb

To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly.

‘The earthquake shook the building.’; ‘He shook the can of soda for thirty seconds before delivering it to me, so that, when I popped it open, soda went everywhere.’;

Shagnoun

Matted material; rough massed hair, fibres etc.

Shakeverb

(transitive) To move (one's head) from side to side, especially to indicate refusal, reluctance, or disapproval.

‘Shaking his head, he kept repeating "No, no, no".’;

Shagnoun

Coarse shredded tobacco.

Shakeverb

(transitive) To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion.

‘to shake fruit down from a tree’;

Shagnoun

A type of rough carpet pile.

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Shakeverb

(transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock.

‘Her father's death shook her terribly.’; ‘He was shaken by what had happened.’;

Shagnoun

Bacon or fat, especially if with some remaining hair or bristles.

Shakeverb

(transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something).

‘I can't shake the feeling that I forgot something.’;

Shagnoun

A roughly-cut or torn-off piece of bread or cheese.

Shakeverb

(intransitive) To move from side to side.

‘She shook with grief.’;

Shagnoun

Several species of sea birds in the family Phalacrocoracidae (cormorant family), especially the common shag or European shag, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, found on European and African coasts.

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Shakeverb

To shake hands.

‘OK, let's shake on it.’;

Shagnoun

A swing dance.

Shakeverb

(intransitive) To dance.

‘She was shaking it on the dance floor.’;

Shagnoun

(slang) An act of sexual intercourse.

Shakeverb

To give a tremulous tone to; to trill.

‘to shake a note in music’;

Shagnoun

(slang) A casual sexual partner.

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Shakeverb

To threaten to overthrow.

‘The experience shook my religious belief.’;

Shagnoun

A fundraising dance in honour of a couple engaged to be married.

Shakeverb

To be agitated; to lose firmness.

Shagnoun

(West Country) Friend; mate; buddy.

Shakenoun

The act of shaking or being shaken; tremulous or back-and-forth motion.

‘The cat gave the mouse a shake.’; ‘She replied in the negative, with a shake of her head.’;

Shagverb

(transitive) To make hairy or shaggy; to roughen.

Shakenoun

A milkshake.

Shagverb

To hang in shaggy clusters.

Shakenoun

A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float.

Shagverb

(intransitive) To shake, wiggle around.

Shakenoun

Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuana.

Shagverb

To have sexual intercourse with.

Shakenoun

(building material) A thin shingle.

Shagverb

To masturbate.

Shakenoun

A crack or split between the growth rings in wood.

Shagverb

To chase after; especially, to chase after and return (a ball) hit usually out of play.

Shakenoun

A fissure in rock or earth.

Shagverb

To perform the dance called the shag.

Shakenoun

A basic wooden shingle made from split logs, traditionally used for roofing etc.

Shagadjective

(obsolete) hairy; shaggy

Shakenoun

(informal) Instant, second. (Especially in two shakes.)

Shagnoun

Coarse hair or nap; rough, woolly hair.

‘True Witney broadcloth, with its shag unshorn.’;

Shakenoun

(nautical) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.

Shagnoun

A kind of cloth having a long, coarse nap.

Shakenoun

(music) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.

Shagnoun

A kind of prepared tobacco cut fine.

Shakenoun

A shook of staves and headings.

Shagnoun

Any species of cormorant.

Shakenoun

The redshank, so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.

Shagadjective

Hairy; shaggy.

Shake

obs. p. p. of Shake.

Shagverb

To make hairy or shaggy; hence, to make rough.

‘Shag the green zone that bounds the boreal skies.’;

Shakeverb

To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate.

‘As a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.’; ‘Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheelsThat shake heaven's basis.’;

Shagnoun

a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded

Shakeverb

Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.

‘When his doctrines grew too strong to be shook by his enemies, they persecuted his reputation.’; ‘Thy equal fear that my firm faith and loveCan by his fraud be shaken or seduced.’;

Shagnoun

a matted tangle of hair or fiber;

‘the dog's woolly shag’;

Shakeverb

To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.

Shagnoun

a fabric with long coarse nap;

‘he bought a shag rug’;

Shakeverb

To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; - generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree.

‘Shake off the golden slumber of repose.’; ‘'Tis our fast intentTo shake all cares and business from our age.’; ‘I could scarcely shake him out of my company.’;

Shagnoun

slang terms for sexual intercourse

Shakeverb

To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.

‘Under his burning wheelsThe steadfast empyrean shook throughout,All but the throne itself of God.’; ‘What danger? Who 's that that shakes behind there?’;

Shagnoun

a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn

Shakenoun

The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.

‘The great soldier's honor was composedOf thicker stuff, which could endure a shake.’; ‘Our salutations were very hearty on both sides, consisting of many kind shakes of the hand.’;

Shagverb

dance the shag

Shakenoun

A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.

Shakenoun

A fissure in rock or earth.

Shakenoun

A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.

Shakenoun

One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.

Shakenoun

A shook of staves and headings.

Shakenoun

The redshank; - so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.

Shakenoun

building material used as siding or roofing

Shakenoun

frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

Shakenoun

a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

Shakenoun

grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

Shakenoun

reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement

Shakenoun

causing to move repeatedly from side to side

Shakeverb

move or cause to move back and forth;

‘The chemist shook the flask vigorously’; ‘My hands were shaking’;

Shakeverb

move with or as if with a tremor;

‘his hands shook’;

Shakeverb

shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively;

‘The old engine was juddering’;

Shakeverb

move back and forth or sideways;

‘the ship was rocking’; ‘the tall building swayed’; ‘She rocked back and forth on her feet’;

Shakeverb

undermine or cause to waver;

‘my faith has been shaken’; ‘The bad news shook her hopes’;

Shakeverb

stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of;

‘These stories shook the community’; ‘the civil war shook the country’;

Shakeverb

get rid of;

‘I couldn't shake the car that was following me’;

Shakeverb

bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking;

‘He was shaken from his dreams’; ‘shake the salt out of the salt shaker’;

Shakeverb

shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state;

‘shake one's head’; ‘She shook her finger at the naughty students’; ‘The old enemies shook hands’; ‘Don't shake your fist at me!’;

Shakeverb

(of a structure or area of land) tremble or vibrate

‘buildings shook in Sacramento and tremors were felt in Reno’;

Shakeverb

cause to tremble or vibrate

‘a severe earthquake shook the area’;

Shakeverb

(of a person, part of the body, or the voice) tremble uncontrollably from a strong emotion

‘Luke was shaking with rage’; ‘her voice shook with passion’;

Shakeverb

move (an object) up and down or from side to side with rapid, forceful, jerky movements

‘she stood in the hall and shook her umbrella’;

Shakeverb

remove (an object or substance) from something by movements of this kind

‘they shook the sand out of their shoes’;

Shakeverb

grasp (someone) and move them roughly to and fro, either in anger or to rouse them from sleep

‘he gently shook the driver awake and they set off’;

Shakeverb

brandish in anger or as a warning; make a threatening gesture with

‘men shook their fists and shouted’;

Shakeverb

get rid of or put an end to

‘I couldn't shake the feeling that everyone was laughing at me’;

Shakeverb

upset the composure or confidence of; shock or astonish

‘the boy was visibly shaken’; ‘rumours of a further loss shook the market’;

Shakeverb

cause a change of mood or attitude by shocking or disturbing (someone)

‘if the bombing cannot shake the government out of its complacency, what will?’;

Shakenoun

an act of shaking

‘she gave her red curls a vehement shake’;

Shakenoun

an amount of something that is sprinkled by shaking a container

‘add a few shakes of sea salt and black pepper’;

Shakenoun

a fit of trembling or shivering

‘I wouldn't go in there, it gives me the shakes’;

Shakenoun

short for milkshake

Shakenoun

an earth tremor.

Shakenoun

a trill.

Shakenoun

a kind of rough wooden shingle, used especially on rustic buildings

‘cedar shakes’;

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