Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun quake

1 sense of quake

Sense 1
earthquake, quake, temblor, seism -- (shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity)
       => geological phenomenon -- (a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quake

2 senses of quake

Sense 1
quiver, quake, palpitate -- (shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated")
       => tremble -- (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document")

Sense 2
tremor, quake -- (shake with seismic vibrations; "The earth was quaking")
       => shake, agitate -- (move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking")

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