Quake (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quaked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Quaking.] [AS. cwacian; cf. G. quackeln. Cf. Quagmire.]


To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble. Quaking for dread."


She stood quaking like the partridge on which the hawk is ready to seize. Sir P. Sidney.


To shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake.

" Over quaking bogs."



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Quake, v. t. [Cf. AS. cweccan to move, shake. See Quake, v. t.]

To cause to quake.




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Quake, n.

A tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering.


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