Use the word "shake" to describe sudden movement of an object or a part of the body.
"Shake" is usually used as a verb, and because it’s an irregular verb, you need to learn about its four main forms:
- The ground shakes when there’s an earthquake.
- Did you shake the orange juice before you poured it?
- Some performers shake their bodies and roll their hips when they sing.
- Lena’s entire car shook while driving over the gravel road.
- Old buildings can’t stand too much shaking of the ground. They crack and fall apart.
- His whole body started to shake because he was so nervous.
The word "shake" is also used when two people clasp hands in greeting, parting, or when signifying an agreement:
- Mike and Bob shook hands when they came to an agreement.
- Have you ever shaken hands with the President of the United States?
They’re shaking hands.
A shaker is a thing that shakes. This is a salt shaker:
- Use a salt shaker to shake salt onto your food.
- Use a pepper shaker or a pepper mill to put pepper onto your food.
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July 24, 2014