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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.
See also: shake
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Since 1999 the USGS "Did You Feel It?" (DYFI) Web page has produced maps of shaking severity for significant earthquakes, not using data from seismometers, but from information provided by citizens via detailed Internet questionnaires.
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An odd result from the experiment was that the parrots appeared sensitive to side-to-side, but not upand-down, shaking. The researchers speculated that vertical shaking may have distracted the birds by reminding them of head-bobbing, a common parrot behaviour.
A short Islamic Hadith narrates that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said, "It is better for one of you to be stabbed with a metal needle than to touch a woman who is not halal (lawful) for you." Some Muslims perceive hand shaking between opposite sexes as forbidden by the religion while others don't see handshaking as linked to religion.
Shaking just ice and alcohol had cut the spirit's potency nearly in half, diluting the drink 1.75 times more than stirring did.
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Columnist Daoud al-Shiryan of the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT suggested on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia should not refrain from shaking the hands of Israeli officials.
Sudden changes in camera angle can cause significant blur in images taken during standard shooting, whereas blur caused by shift-based shaking, when a camera moves parallel to the subject, is more pronounced in macro and other close-up photography.