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Wordnet 3.0


1. disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock;
- Example: "retrieved his named from her jolted memory"
- Example: "the accident left her badly shaken"
[syn: jolted, shaken]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shake \Shake\, v. t. [imp. Shook; p. p. Shaken, (Shook, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaking.] [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. [root]161. Cf. Shock, v.] 1. To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate. [1913 Webster] As a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. --Rev. vi. 13. [1913 Webster] Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels That shake heaven's basis. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of. [1913 Webster] When his doctrines grew too strong to be shook by his enemies, they persecuted his reputation. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] Thy equal fear that my firm faith and love Can by his fraud be shaken or seduced. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music. [1913 Webster] 4. To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; -- generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree. [1913 Webster] Shake off the golden slumber of repose. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 'Tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I could scarcely shake him out of my company. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster] To shake a cask (Naut.), to knock a cask to pieces and pack the staves. To shake hands, to perform the customary act of civility by clasping and moving hands, as an expression of greeting, farewell, good will, agreement, etc. To shake out a reef (Naut.), to untile the reef points and spread more canvas. To shake the bells. See under Bell. To shake the sails (Naut.), to luff up in the wind, causing the sails to shiver. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shaken \Shak"en\, a. 1. Caused to shake; agitated; as, a shaken bough. [1913 Webster] 2. Cracked or checked; split. See Shake, n., 2. [1913 Webster] Nor is the wood shaken or twisted. --Barroe. [1913 Webster] 3. Impaired, as by a shock. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shaken adj 1: disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock; "retrieved his named from her jolted memory"; "the accident left her badly shaken" [syn: jolted, shaken]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "shaken": agitated, balled-up, bothered, bowled down, chaotic, confused, crushed, dashed, demoralized, discomposed, disconcerted, disordered, disorganized, disquieted, disturbed, electrified, embarrassed, excited, feverish, fidgety, flurried, flustered, fluttered, fussed, in a jumble, in a pother, in a pucker, in a stew, in a sweat, in a swivet, in a tizzy, jarred, jittery, jolted, jumbled, jumpy, mixed-up, nervous, nervy, neurasthenic, overcome, perplexed, perturbed, prostrate, prostrated, put-out, rattled, reduced to jelly, restless, ruffled, shaken up, shocked, shook, shot, shot to pieces, shuffled, staggered, startled, stirred up, stricken, taken aback, troubled, troublous, turbulent, undone, uneasy, unglued, unmanned, unnerved, unpeaceful, unquiet, unsettled, unstrung, upset