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1. quake

noun. ['ˈkweɪk'] shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity.

Synonyms

  • microseism
  • temblor
  • seism
  • geological phenomenon
  • seismic disturbance
  • earth tremor
  • earthquake
  • seaquake
  • tremor
  • shock

Antonyms

  • fearlessness
  • motionlessness
  • stand still
  • depress

Etymology

  • quaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cwacian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Quake

  • partake
  • mistake
  • forsake
  • retake
  • remake
  • betake
  • steak
  • stake
  • spake
  • snake
  • shrake
  • schwake
  • schnake
  • schlake
  • plake
  • opaque
  • flake
  • drake
  • break
  • brake
  • blake
  • awake
  • yake
  • wake
  • take
  • shake
  • shaikh
  • shaik
  • schake
  • sake

Sentences with quake


1. Noun, singular or mass
But a major quake is always a possibility.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Aspens have triangular leaves that quake in the wind, giving a soothing sound to forest and garden.

Quotes about quake


1. My life was going to flash before my eyes, but it decided to hide behind my eyes and quake with terror instead.
- Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Lexicon

2. quake

verb. ['ˈkweɪk'] shake with fast, tremulous movements.

Synonyms

  • tremble
  • palpitate

Etymology

  • quaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cwacian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. quake

verb. ['ˈkweɪk'] shake with seismic vibrations.

Synonyms

  • agitate
  • tremor

Antonyms

  • calm

Etymology

  • quaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cwacian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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