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shake

informal
1. An earthquake. That was one of the worst shakes we've had in years. Go check and make sure everything in the house is intact. The shake in Tokyo was so bad that it shut down the commuter trains for two days.
2. A very brief amount of time; an instant. A: "Tom, could you get me a breakdown of our expenses for the month?" B: "No problem, boss. I'll have it over to you in a shake."
3. A deal, bargain, or treatment. My dad came with me to make sure I was getting a fair shake on the used car. He's not a bad person deep down. He just got a bad shake in life.
4. A shortening of "milkshake." I'll have a burger, a side of fries, and a chocolate shake, please.
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shake

n. a milkshake. (Colloquial or Standard English.) I’d like a chocolate shake, please.

shakes

n. the delirium tremens. I got the shakes again. That’s what I get for putting soda water in my whiskey.
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