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Meaning of QUAKE

Pronunciation:  kweyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
  2. [v]  shake with seismic vibrations, as of planets; "The earth was quaking"
  3. [v]  shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"

QUAKE is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: earthquake, palpitate, quiver, seism, temblor, tremor
 See Also: agitate, earth tremor, geological phenomenon, microseism, seaquake, seismic disturbance, shake, shock, submarine earthquake, tremble, tremor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Quaking}.] [AS. cwacian; cf. G. quackeln. Cf. {Quagmire}.]
    1. To be agitated with quick, short motions continually
       repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to
       tremble. ``Quaking for dread.'' --Chaucer.
             She stood quaking like the partridge on which the
             hawk is ready to seize.               --Sir P.
    2. To shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid,
       as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind;
       as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake. `` Over quaking
       bogs.'' --Macaulay.
  2. \Quake\, v. t. [Cf. AS. cweccan to move, shake. See
    {Quake}, v. t.]
    To cause to quake. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Quake\, n.
    A tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder;
    a quivering.
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