In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(cause to move, agitate)(bottle/cocktail) agitar(person) sacudir(person) zarandear(foundations/building) sacudir(foundations/building) hacer temblar(dice) agitar(dice) revolver Latin Americashake well before use — agítese bien antes de usar
- the dog shook himself energetically — el perro se sacudió con fuerza
- she shook herself free from him — se liberó de él de una sacudida
- to shake sth off / from sth
- to shake sth out of sth
- we shook the fruit from the branch — sacudimos la rama para que cayese la fruta
- I shook the dust off / from my coat — me sacudí el polvo del abrigo
- he shook the beads out of the bag onto the table — sacudió la bolsa para que las cuentas cayeran a la mesa
- she shook the sand out of the towel — sacudió la toalla para quitarle la arena
- I shook the creases out of my shirt — sacuda la camisa para quitarle las arrugas
- to shake hands — darse un apretón de manos
- to shake hands with sb — darle / estrecharle la mano a algn
- to shake sb's hand, to shake sb by the hand — darle / estrecharle la mano a algn
- he shook me warmly by the hand — me dio un caluroso apretón de manos
- to shake hands on a deal — cerrar un trato con un apretón de manos
- to shake one's head — (meaning yes) asentir con la cabeza
- Sprinkle a very little water on top and shake the mixture lightly so that coarse lumps appear.
- Equal numbers of young women and men, often as couples, come out to see these ladies shake their stuff, and the atmosphere is one of racy hilarity.
- She shook the umbrella carefully, ensuring that no contamination made its way to the Princess, and stored it gently away.
- When it moved, it shook his vital organs as if he was standing on an earthquake simulator in a geology museum, and when it spoke, his nerves jumped and jangled in his body.
- The explosion shook the ground, sending both of the comrades to the ground.
- He scowled at the now-empty bottle, shook it, and muttered something.
- It's my sister's old one, and I've come to learn that if you move it or even shake it, the screen will flick off.
- The King shook his glass a little, the wine spraying about, until finally he gave in.
- I moved my shoulders and shook my hips in a little dance as the run-in music started.
- Suddenly there was a big explosion that shook the floor as Grant set off the bombs, followed by a great crash as the gates.
- He smiled, as another explosion shook the house.
- As the group advanced forward the first explosion shook the monastery.
- The kid shook his drink loosely, watching as the alcohol glisten in the ice cubes.
- Trey had slid into the house behind his uncle, shaking an umbrella dry, a brilliant grin on his face.
- The 9.0 earthquake that shook the earth under the Indian Ocean was an anomaly.
- He picked her up playfully, shaking her side from side before setting her down.
- A planet-wide earthquake shook it as though someone were trying to throttle it.
- She had the same reaction I did, dropping to her knees and shaking her side to side.
- Ozone stink fills the hall and pounding hammers shake the wall.
- She grabbed at her stomach as forced laughter shook her sides.
- From the courtyard, the explosion of a grenade shook the house.
- Debra lifted out the black bottle, shook it, held it up to the light.
- Just as he did so a loud explosion shook them almost off their feet and smoke poured out between the cracks in the elevator doors.
- He stood straight faced at the front of the stage, not moving and barely shaking the tambourine he held throughout the night.
- Somewhere far behind came a loud explosion that shook the ground.
- I sit up in my bunk and swing my legs over the side, shaking my foot violently.
- The year since the war has been one in which the pieces on the international chess board were violently shaken.
- He shook his umbrella and took off his jumper, handing it to me.
- The explosion shook the ground with a devastatingly loud noise, loud enough to wake up the dead.
- It made her chillingly uneasy, like an earthquake shaking the house.
- On the bridge, the explosion nearly shook everyone to the deck.
- The shock waves from the explosions shook the ground and the trees.
- All was quiet until the bird's flight path was suddenly cut short by a gigantic explosion that shook the very earth.
- And then the car flipped over tossing them into the side of something and shaking them about violently.
- Combine and shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a Highball or Collins glass with a sugared rim and filled with ice.
- I didn't know what that meant, but I knew little Goldie ‘died’ because I always shook his water bowl.
- Today, shaking a chocolate milk product is likely to be unnecessary.
- The explosion shook the fortress and hurled her to the floor.
- He shook the bottle as he turned it to read the side and frowned.
- Her hand shook the glass and water spilled onto the tablecloth.
1.2(brandish)(stick/sword) agitar(stick/sword) blandirto shake one's fist at sb — amenazar a algn con el puño
- The noisy decamping of the occupying soccer army is often played against the backdrop of a portrait of this columnist shaking his fist.
- They shook their fist but yet did not do anything to stop me.
- He raised a dripping fist and shook it at the departing boat with a wordless screech, only to splutter again as he went under once more.
- Mrs Johnstone shook her fist as the car sped away.
- One of the men shook his fist and cursed at him, threatening to cut his throat if he did not leave.
- To think, I used to live like an animal, subsisting purely on furiously shaking my fists at televisions and throttling newspapers.
- I moved backwards slightly, almost from reflex, and he shook his bottle at me again.
- Just to be ornery, Mike tooted again and the old man shook a fist.
- One of the merchants shook a fist at her and yelled something and she waved back at him grinning.
- I shook my cereal packet at her in mock-anger, which turned out to be a stupid idea since it was still quite full.
- He'd given up questioning his Maker long ago, stopped shaking his fist toward the sky in anger and disillusionment.
- At a lack of anything else to do, she shook a half-hearted fist at him threateningly, and the corner of his lips tipped up in a hint of a smile.
- Beyond shaking one's fist at the sky in impotent rage, not much can be done for that stuff.
- He raved, he cursed, he shook his fists in my face, and then suddenly a horrible spasm passed over his features, he clapped his hand to his side, and with a loud cry he fell in a heap at my feet.
- Glen shook his fist in mock anger, and was answered by another stuck-out-tongue.
- He raised an eyebrow and she shook a fist at him playfully, giggling at herself.
- She shook her fists to the heavens at the injustice of it all.
- I turned before I left and shook my fist threateningly at him, then slammed his door.
- He shook his fist at her, which, to his surprise, earned a real smile.
- Governments that desire otherwise can only shake their fist in anger.
2.1(undermine, impair)(nerve/courage) hacer flaquear(faith) debilitarthe scandal has shaken the financial world — el escándalo ha conmocionado al mundo de las finanzas
- Fisher was visibly shaken; he turned and walked off toward Diego.
- I was personally shaken by it and wasn't in the mood to write much of anything.
- Many people are shaken by a sense of vulnerability, and nobody can tell how all this will finish.
- Everyone was running in or out, and the students who'd managed to sneak in or had avoided being kicked out were visibly shaken.
- I was shaken that night by the thought of how close Jamaica came to losing two of its most promising new artistic voices.
- In any event, the composer was badly shaken during this era, which probably hastened his death in 1950.
- And she was holding my hand underneath this desk because she was obviously shaken by that whole Los Angeles experience.
- He was shaken and very angry, and even though he wasn't hurt, it was very scary for my son and his wife.
- Seriously, this is one of the half dozen scenes in the series that shakes me to my core every single time I watch it.
- A publicist arrives to announce Drew is visibly shaken.
- For the next two nights, Kimmel was visibly shaken and uncomfortable.
- This showing of contempt had an obvious effect on Edwards, who was visibly shaken.
- The birds, butterflies, and stylized ivy in beautiful pastel shook me to my core.
- So, he breaks down the film to include six shorter stories, each delivered with one hard punch that shakes you in your seat.
- The student was quite shaken and claimed that if the situation escalated further, she would be on the next bus home.
- At the house, every light was burning and Julia was almost immediately at the door to meet them, visibly shaken by her husband's absence.
- He was still shaken from being tossed across the room, so he did not land on his feet.
- The town was shocked and shaken by a very horrible tragedy.
- The art market was shaken by reports of great numbers of fraudulent Dali prints.
- Sets of stills have emerged clearly indicating that even though he was badly shaken, George did make a systematic record of their experiences.
2.2(shock, surprise)(person) impresionar(person) afectarshe was badly shaken by the news of his death — la noticia de su muerte la impresionó / la afectó muchísimo
- to shake sb rigid — dejar a algn helado
- he needs to be shaken out of his apathy — necesita un revulsivo que lo saque de su apatía
1(move, tremble)(earth) temblar(voice/hand) temblarthe branches shook in the wind — las ramas se agitaban con el viento
- he was shaking with laughter — se sacudía de la risa
- he was shaking with fear/cold/rage — estaba temblando de miedo/frío/rabia
- her voice shook slightly — le temblaba ligeramente la voz
2informal(shake hands)let's shake on it — ¡chócala(s)! informal
- they shook on it — sellaron el acuerdo con un apretón de manos
1(violent, act)sacudida femininesacudida violenta masculinesacudón masculine Latin AmericaI gave the dice a good shake — les di una buena sacudida a los dados
- he gave my hand a firm shake — me dio un fuerte apretón de manos
- he replied with a shake of the head — contestó negando con la cabeza
- in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), in a couple / brace of shakes — en un periquete / en un santiamén / en una patada
- to be no great shakes — no ser nada del otro mundo / nada del otro jueves
- so far he has proved no great shakes as a leader — hasta el momento no ha demostrado ser nada del otro mundo / nada del otro jueves como líder
USbatido masculineleche malteada feminine Latin Americamalteada feminine Latin Americalicuado con leche masculine Latin Americamerengada feminine Venezuela
informal(trembling)to have the shakes — estar temblequeando informal
- he got the shakes — le dio / le entró la tembladera / el tembleque
4USinformal(deal, treatment)a fair shake — un trato justo
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