Quaking
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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  • Quaking — Quak ing, a. & n. from {Quake}, v. [1913 Webster] {Quaking aspen} (Bot.), an American species of poplar ({Populus tremuloides}), the leaves of which tremble in the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen. See {Aspen}. {Quaking bog} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quaking — index trepidation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quaking — 1. noun The action of the verb to quake. 2. adjective That shakes or shivers …   Wiktionary

  • quaking — Synonyms and related words: agitation, ague, aquiver, aspen, bumpiness, chattering, chills of fear, chorea, cold creeps, cold shivers, cold sweat, creeps, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, fear and trembling, fidgetiness, fidgets, fits and… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • quaking — sb. == fear. RG. 336. Ps. ii. 11 …   Oldest English Words

  • quaking — kweɪk n. shiver, shudder; tremor, tremble; earthquake v. tremble, shake, shiver, shudder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quaking — quak·ing …   English syllables

  • quaking — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quaking aspen — Quaking Quak ing, a. & n. from {Quake}, v. [1913 Webster] {Quaking aspen} (Bot.), an American species of poplar ({Populus tremuloides}), the leaves of which tremble in the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen. See {Aspen}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quaking bog — Quaking Quak ing, a. & n. from {Quake}, v. [1913 Webster] {Quaking aspen} (Bot.), an American species of poplar ({Populus tremuloides}), the leaves of which tremble in the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen. See {Aspen}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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