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quake

 
 
pronunciation:
kweIk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: quakes, quaking, quaked
definition 1: to tremble, shake, or shiver.
Jack quaked with fright when he heard the giant roar.
synonyms:
shudder, tremble
similar words:
quiver, shake, shiver, wobble
definition 2: to shake or tremble.
The buildings and ground quaked, causing a lot of damage in the city.
similar words:
quiver, rock, shake, shudder, sway, tremble, wobble
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an earthquake.
There was a huge quake in California three years ago.
synonyms:
earthquake
derivation: quakingly (adv.)
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