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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.
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But, in his heart, when he meets that, cold, blue, introspective eye, he quakes.
Guppy that his voice quakes as he says in a moral way, "Tony, I should have thought that what we went through last night would have been a lesson to you never to be personal any more as long as you lived.
She screamed and shouted, too, with a terrific volume of sound, which, doubtless, caused the hearts of the fugitives to quake within them.
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.
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.
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
The dread alarum should make the earth quake to its centre, for the herald is about to address mankind with a summons to which even the purest mortal may be sensible of some faint responding echo in his breast.
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?
Thou makest my poor stomach quake with joy for what thou tellest me so sweetly.
The conductor said it was the worst quake he ever knew.
That was an awful big quake," replied Zeb, with a white face.