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the shakes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe shakesthe shakesILLFRIGHTENEDnervous shaking of your body caused by illness, fear, too much alcohol, not getting a drug you are dependent on etc If I don’t smoke, I get the shakes. shake
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the shakesStill feel the shakes, rattles and rolls?He said she acted erratic, got the shakes one evening and almost had a nervous breakdown.He said he's still got the shakes almost 2 years later.It gives her the shakes and ruins her concentration.And then it happened again, and Kate had another twenty-four hours of the shakes.I was put on Heminephrin - it helps to stop the shakes and the sweats.I downplay the sweats, the shakes, the fever.
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