Shake and shiver

Shake and shiver
a river

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • shake and shiver — I Australian Slang a river II Cockney Rhyming Slang River He jumped right into the shake …   English dialects glossary

  • Shiver and Shake — was a British comic book that ran from (issues dates) 10 March 1973 to 5 October 1974, when it merged with Whoopee! . As in the tradition of British comics many names of strips were a play on popular television programmes and films of the time.… …   Wikipedia

  • shake — shakable, shakeable, adj. /shayk/, v., shook, shaken, shaking, n. v.i. 1. to move or sway with short, quick, irregular vibratory movements. 2. to tremble with emotion, cold, etc. 3. to become dislodged and fall (usually fol. by off …   Universalium

  • shake — vb 1 Shake, tremble, quake, totter, quiver, shiver, shudder, quaver, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither are comparable when they mean to exhibit vibratory, wavering, or oscillating movement often as an evidence of instability. Shake, the ordinary and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shiver my timbers — (usually pronounced shiver me timbers ) is an exclamation in the form of a mock oath usually attributed to the speech of pirates in works of fiction. It is employed as a literary device by authors to express shock, surprise or annoyance. The… …   Wikipedia

  • shiver — Ⅰ. shiver [1] ► VERB ▪ shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited. ► NOUN 1) a momentary trembling movement. 2) (the shivers) a spell or attack of shivering. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • Shiver — Shiv er, v. i. [OE. chiveren, cheveren; of uncertain origin. This word seems to have been confused with shiver to shatter.] To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear. [1913 Webster] Prometheus is laid On icy Caucasus to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shake — 1. verb 1) the whole building shook Syn: vibrate, tremble, quiver, quake, shiver, shudder, jiggle, wobble, rock, sway; convulse 2) she shook the bottle Syn: jiggle …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • shiver — shiver1 shiverer, n. shiveringly, adv. /shiv euhr/, v.i. 1. to shake or tremble with cold, fear, excitement, etc. 2. Naut. a. (of a fore and aft sail) to shake when too close to the wind. b. (of a sailing vessel) to be headed so close to the wind …   Universalium

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