Quake v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quaked p. pr. & vb. n. Quaking.]
1. 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.
2. 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.”
Quake, v. t. To cause to quake. [Obs.]
1. A tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering.
n : shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting
from underground movement along a fault plane of from
volcanic activity [syn: earthquake, temblor, seism]
v 1: shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils
palpitated" [syn: quiver, palpitate]
2: shake with seismic vibrations; "The earth was quaking" [syn: