Quaked
Quake Quake, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quaking}.] [AS. cwacian; cf. G. quackeln. Cf. {Quagmire}.] 1. To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble. ``Quaking for dread.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

She stood quaking like the partridge on which the hawk is ready to seize. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

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.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • quake — I UK [kweɪk] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms quake : present tense I/you/we/they quake he/she/it quakes present participle quaking past tense quaked past participle quaked 1) to feel so afraid that your body shakes slightly 2) if something… …   English dictionary

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