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Definition of quake:

  1. A tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering.
  2. To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble.
  3. To cause to quake.
  4. 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.


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