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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, a bog of forming peat so saturated with water
        that it shakes when trodden upon.
  
     Quaking grass. (Bot.)
     (a) One of several grasses of the genus Briza, having
         slender-stalked and pendulous ovate spikelets, which
         quake and rattle in the wind. Briza maxima is the large
         quaking grass; Briza media and Briza minor are the
         smaller kinds.
     (b) Rattlesnake grass ({Glyceria Canadensis).
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  quaking
       adj : vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or
             cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a
             quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more";
             "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking
             knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light
             from the shivering crystals of the chandelier";
             "trembling hands" [syn: quivering, shaking, shaky,
              shivering, trembling]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "quaking":
     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 starts, flutter, goose bumps,
     gooseflesh, heartquake, heaving, horripilation, inquietude,
     jactation, jactitation, jerkiness, jimjams, joltiness, nervousness,
     palpitation, palsied, palsy, panting, perturbation, pitapat,
     pitter-patter, quaver, quavering, quavery, quiver,
     quiver of terror, quivering, quivery, restlessness, shakes,
     shaking, shaky, shiver, shivering, shivers, shivery, shudder,
     shuddering, spasms, succussatory, succussion, succussive, sweat,
     thrill of fear, throb, throbbing, tremble, trembling, trembly,
     tremor, tremulant, tremulous, tremulousness, trepidation,
     trepidity, twitter, uneasiness, unrest, vibrating, vibration,
     wobbly  
     

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