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Shake vs. Shiver — What's the Difference?

Shake vs. Shiver — What's the Difference?

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Shake

(of a structure or area of land) tremble or vibrate
Buildings shook in Sacramento and tremors were felt in Reno
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Shiver

To shake or tremble, as from cold or fear.
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Shake

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
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Shiver

To quiver or vibrate, as by the force of the wind.
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Shake

Upset the composure or confidence of; shock or astonish
The boy was visibly shaken
Rumours of a further loss shook the market
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Shiver

To cause (a sail) to flutter by sailing too close to the wind.
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Shake

An act of shaking
She gave her red curls a vehement shake
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Shiver

To break into fragments or splinters; shatter.
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Shake

A fit of trembling or shivering
I wouldn't go in there, it gives me the shakes
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Shiver

To cause to break suddenly into fragments or splinters.
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Shake

Short for milkshake
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Shiver

An instance of shivering or trembling.
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Shake

An earth tremor.
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Shiver

Shivers An attack of shivering. Used with the.
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Shake

A trill.
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Shiver

A fragment or splinter.
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Shake

A kind of rough wooden shingle, used especially on rustic buildings
Cedar shakes
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Shiver

To tremble or shake, especially when cold or frightened.
They stood outside for hours, shivering in the frosty air.
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Shake

To cause to move from side to side or up and down with jerky movements
I shook the juice container.
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Shiver

To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
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Shake

To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock
The earthquake shook the ground. The wind shook the barley.
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Shiver

To break into splinters or fragments.
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Shake

To brandish or wave, especially in anger
Shake one's fist.
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Shiver

The act of shivering.
A shiver went up my spine.
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Shake

To cause to lose stability or strength, as of conviction
A crisis that has shaken my deepest beliefs.
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Shiver

(medicine) A bodily response to early hypothermia.Wp
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Shake

To disturb or agitate emotionally; upset or unnerve
She was shaken by the news of the disaster.
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Shiver

A fragment or splinter, especially of glass or stone.
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Shake

To remove or dislodge by jerky movements
Shook the dust from the cushions.
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Shiver

A thin slice; a shive.
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Shake

To scatter or strew by jerky movements
Shook the salt on the popcorn.
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Shiver

(geology) A variety of blue slate.
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Shake

To get rid of or put an end to
Could not shake the feeling that things would not work out.
Wanted to shake his habit of snacking.
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Shiver

(nautical) A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
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Shake

To get away from (a pursuer)
Couldn't shake the man who was following us.
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Shiver

A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
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Shake

To bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
"It is not easy to shake one's heart free of the impression" (John Middleton Murry).
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Shiver

A spindle.
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Shake

To clasp (hands) in greeting or leave-taking or as a sign of agreement.
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Shiver

Collective noun for a group of sharks
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Shake

(Music) To trill (a note).
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Shiver

One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; - generally used in the plural.
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Shake

(Games) To rattle and mix (dice) before casting.
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Shiver

A thin slice; a shive.
Of your soft bread, not but a shiver.
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Shake

To move from side to side or up and down in short, irregular, often jerky movements
The trees shook in the wind.
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Shiver

A variety of blue slate.
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Shake

To move something vigorously up and down or from side to side, as in mixing.
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Shiver

A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
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Shake

To tremble, as from cold or in anger.
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Shiver

A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
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Shake

To be unsteady; totter or waver.
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Shiver

A spindle.
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Shake

(Music) To trill.
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Shiver

The act of shivering or trembling.
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Shake

To shake hands
Let's shake on it.
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Shiver

To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
All the groundWith shivered armor strown.
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Shake

The act of shaking
Gave the bottle a shake.
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Shiver

To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.
There shiver shafts upon shields thick.
The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . . would instantly shiver into millions of atoms.
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Shake

A trembling or quivering movement.
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Shiver

To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.
Prometheus is laidOn icy Caucasus to shiver.
The man that shivered on the brink of sin,Thus steeled and hardened, ventures boldly in.
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Shake

(Informal) An earthquake.
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Shiver

To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
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Shake

A fissure in rock.
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Shiver

Reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
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Shake

A crack in timber caused by wind or frost.
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Shiver

An almost pleasurable sensation of fright;
A frisson of surprise shot through him
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Shake

(Informal) A moment or instant
I'll do it in a shake.
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Shiver

Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
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Shake

(Music) A trill.
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Shiver

Shake, as from cold;
The children are shivering--turn on the heat!
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Shake

See milkshake.
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Shake

A beverage in which the ingredients are mixed by shaking.
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Shake

A rough shingle used to cover rustic buildings, such as barns
Cedar shakes.
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Shake

Shakes(Informal) Uncontrollable trembling, as in a person who is cold, frightened, feverish, or ill. Often used with the
Was suffering from a bad case of the shakes.
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Shake

(Informal) A bargain or deal
Getting a fair shake.
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Shake

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.
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Shake

(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”.
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Shake

(transitive) To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion.
To shake fruit down from a tree
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Shake

(transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock.
Her father’s death shook her terribly.
He was shaken by what had happened.
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Shake

(transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something).
I can’t shake the feeling that I forgot something.
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Shake

(intransitive) To move from side to side.
She shook with grief.
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Shake

To shake hands.
OK, let’s shake on it.
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Shake

(intransitive) To dance.
She was shaking it on the dance floor.
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Shake

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

To threaten to overthrow.
The experience shook my religious belief.
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Shake

To be agitated; to lose firmness.
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Shake

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.
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Shake

A twitch, a spasm, a tremor.
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Shake

A milkshake.
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Shake

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

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

An adulterant added to cocaine powder.
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Shake

(building material) A thin shingle.
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Shake

A crack or split between the growth rings in wood.
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Shake

A fissure in rock or earth.
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Shake

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

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

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

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

(music) In singing, notes (usually high ones) sung vibrato.
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Shake

A shook of staves and headings.
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Shake

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

A shock or disturbance.
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Shake

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.
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Shake

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.
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Shake

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

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.
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Shake

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?
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Shake

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.
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Shake

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

A fissure in rock or earth.
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Shake

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

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

A shook of staves and headings.
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Shake

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

Building material used as siding or roofing
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Shake

Frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
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Shake

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

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

Reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
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Shake

Causing to move repeatedly from side to side
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Shake

Move or cause to move back and forth;
The chemist shook the flask vigorously
My hands were shaking
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Shake

Move with or as if with a tremor;
His hands shook
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Shake

Shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively;
The old engine was juddering
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Shake

Move back and forth or sideways;
The ship was rocking
The tall building swayed
She rocked back and forth on her feet
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Shake

Undermine or cause to waver;
My faith has been shaken
The bad news shook her hopes
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Shake

Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of;
These stories shook the community
The civil war shook the country
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Shake

Get rid of;
I couldn't shake the car that was following me
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Shake

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
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Shake

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!
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