He had shaken off his troubles with drugs to become a champion of the environment.
Scott Walker and Chris Christie have shaken up Wisconsin and New Jersey.
Speaking to a shaken nation, he vowed to do everything in his power to keep us safe.
Sometimes they happen deep into the night, when the women are shaken from sleep with violence.
The financial system has been shaken to its foundation, which is not usually the case.
I humbly gave her what I could and considered myself happy to have shaken hands with a real human being.
Men boiled out of the village like hornets out of a shaken nest.
But you see, all the half conscious fears of the past months had suddenly burst true and shaken me quite beyond myself.
His conversation seemed to be shaken out of him by the trotting of the horse.
Heads were shaken and Ned asked, “How can 132we tell how much to charge until we know what the magazine will cost?”
of persons, "weakened and agitated by shocks," 1640s, past participle adjective from shake (v.).
Old English sceacan "move (something) quickly to and fro, brandish; move the body or a part of it rapidly back and forth;" also "go, glide, hasten, flee, depart" (cf. sceacdom "flight"); of persons or parts of the body, "to tremble" especially from fever, cold, fear" (class VI strong verb; past tense scoc, past participle scacen), from Proto-Germanic *skakanan (cf. Old Norse, Swedish skaka, Danish skage "to shift, turn, veer"). No certain cognates outside Germanic, but some suggest a possible connection to Sanskrit khaj "to agitate, churn, stir about," Old Church Slavonic skoku "a leap, bound," Welsh ysgogi "move."
Of the earth in earthquakes, c.1300. Meaning "seize and shake (someone or something else)" is from early 14c. In reference to mixing ingredients, etc., by shaking a container from late 14c. Meaning "to rid oneself of by abrupt twists" is from c.1200, also in Middle English in reference to evading responsibility, etc. Meaning "weaken, impair" is from late 14c., on notion of "make unstable."
To shake hands dates from 1530s. Shake a (loose) leg "hurry up" first recorded 1904; shake a heel (sometimes foot) was an old way to say "to dance" (1660s); to shake (one's) elbow (1620s) meant "to gamble at dice." Phrase more _____ than you can shake a stick at is attested from 1818, American English. To shake (one's) head as a sign of disapproval is recorded from c.1300.
late 14c., "charge, onrush," from shake (v.). Meaning "a hard shock" is from 1560s. From 1580s as "act of shaking;" 1660s as "irregular vibration." The hand-grip salutation so called by 1712. As a figure of instantaneous action, it is recorded from 1816. Phrase fair shake "honest deal" is attested from 1830, American English. The shakes "nervous agitation" is from 1620s. Short for milk shake from 1911. Dismissive phrase no great shakes (1816, Byron) perhaps is from dicing.