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quake

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Related topics: Earth sciences
quakequake1 /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.
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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.
Related topics: Earth sciences
quakequake2 noun [countable]  HEan earthquake
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quakeA quake in the Tehachapi-Bakersfield area 50 miles north of Los Angeles registers 7.7.Living in the rift caused by such a foundation quake is his ambition for your life.A 6.3-magnitude quake in Long Beach, Calif., kills 115 people.In California's San Fernando Valley, a 6.5-magnitude quake leaves 65 people dead.-March 27,1964.Such local bodies are especially important because, by the time foreign aid arrives, most quake victims will have died.The city streets were magic again, like they were when stoplights went dark after the quake.The fact that there was not more damage or loss of life was likely due to the nature of the quake.Seismologists said the quake appeared to have been rooted about 30 miles underground, deep enough to prevent catastrophic destruction.
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Verb table
quake
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyquake
he, she, itquakes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyquaked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave quaked
he, she, ithas quaked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad quaked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill quake
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have quaked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam quaking
he, she, itis quaking
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you, we, theyare quaking
Past
I, he, she, itwas quaking
you, we, theywere quaking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been quaking
he, she, ithas been quaking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been quaking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be quaking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been quaking
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