quake: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kwāk), [key]
— v., n. quaked, quak•ing,
- (of persons) to shake or tremble from cold, weakness, fear, anger, or the like: He spoke boldly even though his legs were quaking.
- (of things) to shake or tremble, as from shock, internal convulsion, or instability: The earth suddenly began to quake.
- an earthquake.
- a trembling or tremulous agitation.
- quake (Thesaurus)