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quake

 (kwāk)
intr.v. quaked, quak·ing, quakes
1. To shake or tremble, as from instability or shock.
2. To shiver or shudder, as with cold or from strong emotion. See Synonyms at shake.
n.
1. An instance of quaking.
2. An earthquake.

[Middle English quaken, from Old English cwacian.]

quak′y adj.

quake

(kweɪk)
vb (intr)
1. to shake or tremble with or as with fear
2. to convulse or quiver, as from instability
n
3. the act or an instance of quaking
4. (Physical Geography) informal short for earthquake
[Old English cwacian; related to Old English cweccan to shake, Old Irish bocaim, German wackeln]

quake

(kweɪk)

v. quaked, quak•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to shudder or quiver, as from cold or fear.
2. to shake or tremble, as from shock or instability: The earth quaked.
n.
3. an earthquake.
4. an act or instance of quaking.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cwacian to shake, tremble]
quak′ing•ly, adv.

quake


Past participle: quaked
Gerund: quaking

Imperative
quake
quake
Present
I quake
you quake
he/she/it quakes
we quake
you quake
they quake
Preterite
I quaked
you quaked
he/she/it quaked
we quaked
you quaked
they quaked
Present Continuous
I am quaking
you are quaking
he/she/it is quaking
we are quaking
you are quaking
they are quaking
Present Perfect
I have quaked
you have quaked
he/she/it has quaked
we have quaked
you have quaked
they have quaked
Past Continuous
I was quaking
you were quaking
he/she/it was quaking
we were quaking
you were quaking
they were quaking
Past Perfect
I had quaked
you had quaked
he/she/it had quaked
we had quaked
you had quaked
they had quaked
Future
I will quake
you will quake
he/she/it will quake
we will quake
you will quake
they will quake
Future Perfect
I will have quaked
you will have quaked
he/she/it will have quaked
we will have quaked
you will have quaked
they will have quaked
Future Continuous
I will be quaking
you will be quaking
he/she/it will be quaking
we will be quaking
you will be quaking
they will be quaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quaking
you have been quaking
he/she/it has been quaking
we have been quaking
you have been quaking
they have been quaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quaking
you will have been quaking
he/she/it will have been quaking
we will have been quaking
you will have been quaking
they will have been quaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quaking
you had been quaking
he/she/it had been quaking
we had been quaking
you had been quaking
they had been quaking
Conditional
I would quake
you would quake
he/she/it would quake
we would quake
you would quake
they would quake
Past Conditional
I would have quaked
you would have quaked
he/she/it would have quaked
we would have quaked
you would have quaked
they would have quaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quake - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activityquake - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
seismic disturbance, shock - an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
earth tremor, microseism, tremor - a small earthquake
seaquake, submarine earthquake - an earthquake at the sea bed
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
Verb1.quake - shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"
tremble - move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"
2.quake - shake with seismic vibrationsquake - shake with seismic vibrations; "The earth was quaking"
shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"

quake

noun
1. (Informal) earthquake, tremor, shock The quake destroyed mud buildings in many remote villages.

quake

verb
1. To move to and fro violently:
2. To move to and fro in short, jerky movements:
noun
1. A nervous shaking of the body:
2. A shaking of the earth:
Informal: shake.
Translations
زَلْزاليَرْتَجِف خَوْفاًيَهْتَز، يَتَزَلْزَل
třást sezemětřesení
jordskælvrysteskælve
reng
jarîskjálftinötra, hristastnötra, skjálfa
drebėti
drebēttrīcētzemestrīce
depremsallanmaksarsılmaktitremekürpermek

quake

[kweɪk]
A. VI [person] (= shake) → temblar; (inwardly) → estremecerse
to quake with frighttemblar de miedo
he was quaking at the kneesle temblaban las piernas
I quaked at the prospectesa posibilidad me hizo estremecer
B. N (= earthquake) → terremoto m, temblor m

quake

[ˈkweɪk]
vitrembler
to quake with fear → trembler de peur
to be quaking in one's boots, to be quaking in one's shoes → trembler comme une feuille
n abbr (=earthquake) → tremblement m de terre

quake

vizittern, beben (→ with vor +dat); (earth, rafters etc)beben, erzittern
n
(inf: = earthquake) → (Erd)beben nt
(of rafters etc)Beben nt

quake

[kweɪk]
1. vi to quake (with)tremare (di)
2. n (earthquake) → terremoto

quake

(kweik) verb
1. (of people) to shake or tremble, especially with fear.
2. (of the ground) to shake. The ground quaked under their feet.
noun
an earthquake.

quake

n. [earthquake] temblor de tierra, terremoto, sismo, estremecimiento;
v. temblar.
References in classic literature ?
Grose, most apparently, only desired to cling to me and to quake in silence.
She would be for digging these stones out and selling them, and then-- why, she would be arrested and the stones traced, and then--" The thought made him quake, and he hid the knife away, trembling all over and glancing furtively about, like a criminal who fancies that the accuser is already at hand.
Scrooge was very much dismayed to hear the spectre going on at this rate, and began to quake exceedingly.
At noon the earth began to quake, and opened in many places, and out of the openings appeared lions, tigers, and other wild beasts, which surrounded the castle, and thousands and thousands of beasts came out of the castle following their king, the Seven-headed Serpent.
Yet withal his heart would throb, making him quake in a most unaccountable way.
Also, he is so thin and frail (at times I meet him in the corridor) that his knees quake under him, his hands and head are tremulous with some disease (God only knows what
One General Jackson had "removed the deposits," as I afterwards learned, though I never could understand exactly what that meant; but, it suddenly made money scarce, more especially with those who had none; and every body that was "extended" began to quake in their shoes.
Thus did he vaunt, but Queen Juno made high Olympus quake as she shook with rage upon her throne.
Just as some dismal fooleries of this nature had made my heart quake there came a tremendous shriek, careering along the valley as if a thousand devils had burst their lungs to utter it, but which proved to be merely the whistle of the engine on arriving at a stopping-place.
She would cross herself many times and simply quake with terror.
Gentlemen of the green-baize road who could discourse from personal experience of foreign galleys and home treadmills; spies of strong governments that eternally quake with weakness and miserable fear, broken traitors, cowards, bullies, gamesters, shufflers, swindlers, and false witnesses; some not unmarked by the branding-iron beneath their dirty braid; all with more cruelty in them than was in Nero, and more crime than is in Newgate.
What have I gained, that I no longer immolate a bull to Jove or to Neptune, or a mouse to Hecate; that I do not tremble before the Eumenides, or the Catholic Purgatory, or the Calvinistic Judgment-day,--if I quake at opinion, the public opinion, as we call it; or at the threat of assault, or contumely, or bad neighbors, or poverty, or mutilation, or at the rumor of revolution, or of murder?