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quake in Earth sciences topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquakequake1 /kweɪk/ verb [intransitive]  1 SHAKEto shake or tremble, usually because you are very frightenedquake with fear/fright/anger etc Richmond was quaking with fury.2 quake in your boots3 HESHAKEif the earth, a building etc quakes, it shakes violently The explosion made the whole house quake.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
quakeShe shivered, remembering how waking to find his face so close to hers had made her insides quake.The ground quaked as they walked on it.It left us quaking in our own home.She pounded the quaking lid with her fists.A local man had been bullied into guiding them through the treacherous, quaking waste.It used to be that Florence quaked when the bikers came over the hill near the edge of town.