or a plurale tantum)
- (plural only) A pattern of behavior including twitches, tics and spasms typical of withdrawal from addiction; usually following the.
- [Recovering video game addicts] also have sleep disorders, the shakes and numbness in their hands.
- When researchers either stopped the diet or administered an opioid blocker, the rats showed signs common to drug withdrawal, such as teeth-chattering and the shakes.
- plural form of shake
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of shake