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1 building material used as siding or roofing [syn: shingle]
2 frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream [syn: milkshake, milk shake]
3 a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it [syn: trill]
4 grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract) [syn: handshake, handshaking, handclasp]
5 reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement [syn: tremble, shiver]
6 causing to move repeatedly from side to side [syn: wag, waggle]


1 move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn: agitate]
2 move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook" [syn: didder]
3 shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering" [syn: judder]
4 move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet" [syn: rock, sway]
5 undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
6 stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country" [syn: stimulate, shake up, excite, stir]
7 get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me" [syn: shake off, throw off, escape from]
8 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"
9 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!" [also: shook, shaken]shaken adj : disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock; "retrieved his named from her jolted memory"; "the accident left her badly shaken" [syn: jolted]shaken See shake

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  1. past participle of shake

Extensive Definition

Shaken (車剣, also known as kurumaken) are a type of Shuriken, which is a traditional Japanese throwing weapon. They were made from flat plates of metal and fashioned into sharp edged, concealable weapons of varying shapes and sizes, and were mainly used by throwing one or more at the exposed parts of an enemy's body, to cause injury or distraction in battle.
For more information see the section on Shuriken.

External links

shaken in Spanish: Shaken
shaken in French: Shaken
shaken in Italian: Shaken
shaken in Dutch: Shaken

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agitated, balled-up, bothered, bowled down, chaotic, confused, crushed, dashed, demoralized, discomposed, disconcerted, disordered, disorganized, disquieted, disturbed, electrified, embarrassed, excited, feverish, fidgety, flurried, flustered, fluttered, fussed, in a jumble, in a pother, in a pucker, in a stew, in a sweat, in a swivet, in a tizzy, jarred, jittery, jolted, jumbled, jumpy, mixed-up, nervous, nervy, neurasthenic, overcome, perplexed, perturbed, prostrate, prostrated, put-out, rattled, reduced to jelly, restless, ruffled, shaken up, shocked, shook, shot, shot to pieces, shuffled, staggered, startled, stirred up, stricken, taken aback, troubled, troublous, turbulent, undone, uneasy, unglued, unmanned, unnerved, unpeaceful, unquiet, unsettled, unstrung, upset
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