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Language: Old English
Origin: cwacian

quake

1 verb
     
Related topics: Earth Sciences
quake1 [intransitive]
1 to shake or tremble, usually because you are very frightened
quake with fear/fright/anger etc
Richmond was quaking with fury.
2

quake in your boots

informal to feel very afraid - used humorously
3HE if the earth, a building etc quakes, it shakes violently:
The explosion made the whole house quake.

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