shake something down

shake something down
cause something to fall or settle by shaking

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  • shake — 1 / SeIk/ past tense shook past participle shaken verb 1 MOVEMENT (I) to move up and down or from side to side with quick repeated movements: His hand shook as he signed the paper. | The ground was shaking beneath their feet. | shake with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shake — [ʆeɪk] verb shook PASTTENSE [ʆʊk] shaken PASTPART [ˈʆeɪkən] [transitive] if something shakes people s confidence, hopes, belief etc, it makes them feel less confident, hopeful etc: • Consumer confidence has been badly shaken by fears of …   Financial and business terms

  • shake — shake1 [ ʃeık ] (past tense shook [ ʃuk ] ; past participle shaken [ ʃeıkən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 make quick movements ▸ 2 get rid of problem etc. ▸ 3 when voice sounds weak ▸ 4 make less strong etc. ▸ 5 cause fear/emotion ▸ 6 escape from someone ▸ +… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shake — [[t]ʃe͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ shakes, shaking, shook, shaken (The form shook can be used as the past participle for meaning 2 of the phrasal verb shake up.) 1) VERB If you shake something, you hold it and move it quickly backwards and forwards or up and down …   English dictionary

  • shake down — verb Etymology: shake (I) + down, adverb intransitive verb 1. a. : to take up temporary quarters a good plan for me to shake down in New York alone … before you join me Margaret A. Barnes …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake out — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English shaken out to remove with or as if with a shake, from shaken to shake + out, adverb 1. : to let out with or as if with a shake took that whip from his saddle horn and shook it out H.G.Evarts 2. : to driv …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake — verb (past shook; past participle shaken) 1》 tremble or vibrate or cause to do so.     ↘tremble uncontrollably with strong emotion. 2》 move forcefully or quickly up and down or to and fro.     ↘remove from something by shaking.     ↘brandish in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • shake — vb 1 Shake, tremble, quake, totter, quiver, shiver, shudder, quaver, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither are comparable when they mean to exhibit vibratory, wavering, or oscillating movement often as an evidence of instability. Shake, the ordinary and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Shake the Disease — Single par Depeche Mode Face A Shake the Disease Face B Flexible Sortie 29 avril 1985 Enregistrement …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shake — [shāk] vt. shook, shaken, shaking [ME schaken < OE sceacan, akin to LowG schaken < IE * skeg , var. of base * skek > SHAG1] 1. to cause to move up and down, back and forth, or from side to side with short, quick movements 2. to bring,… …   English World dictionary

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