- Shook are the parts needed for making a barrel or a packing box.
An example of shook are the wood strips, metal hoops and seals that make up a barrel.
- Shook is defined as someone or something has been moved in short, quick motions.
An example of shook is a cocktail that has been mixed in a shaker.
- ☆ a set of the pieces used in assembling a single box, cask, etc.
- a shock of grain sheaves
Origin of shookprobably variant, variety of shock
Origin of shookProbably from shook cask, variant of shaken cask, cask broken down for shipment, from shaken, dismantled and packed for transport, past participle of shake, to scatter, shed.
- A set of pieces for making a cask or box, usually wood.
- The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed together.
(third-person singular simple present shooks, present participle shooking, simple past and past participle shooked)
Compare shock (“a bundle of sheaves").
Variant of shake
transitive verbshook, shaken, shaking
- to cause to move up and down, back and forth, or from side to side with short, quick movements
- to bring, force, mix, stir up, dislodge, rearrange, etc. by or as by abrupt, brisk movements: to shake a medicine before taking it
- to scatter by short, quick movements of the container: to shake pepper on a steak
- to clean, empty, or straighten by short, quick movements: often with out: to shake a rug
- to cause to quiver or tremble: chills that shook his body
- to cause to totter or become unsteady
- to unnerve; disturb; upset: shaken by the news
- to brandish; flourish; wave
- to clasp (another's hand), as in greeting
- ☆ Informal to get away from or rid of: to shake one's pursuers
- Music trill
Origin of shakeMiddle English schaken ; from Old English sceacan, akin to Low German schaken ; from Indo-European an unverified form skeg-, variant, variety of base an unverified form skek- from source shag
- to move or be moved quickly and irregularly up and down, back and forth, or from side to side; vibrate
- to tremble, quake, or quiver, as from cold or fear
- to become unsteady; totter; reel
- to clasp each other's hand, as in greeting
- Music trill
- an act of shaking; back-and-forth movement
- an unsteady or trembling movement; tremor
- a natural split or fissure in rock or timber
- a long shingle split from a log
- Informal an earthquake
- ☆ milkshake
- Informal a convulsive trembling, as from disease, fear, alcoholism, etc.: usually with the
- Informal a very short time; moment: be back in a shake
- Informal a particular kind of treatment; deal: to get a fair shake
- Music trill
give someone the shakeor give something the shake☆
no great shakes
- to bring down or cause to fall by shaking
- to cause to settle by shaking
- to test or condition (new equipment, etc.)
- ☆ Slang to extort money from, as by blackmail
- to get away from or rid of (an undesirable person or thing)
- to reject (a suggestion, request, etc.)
- to shake, esp. so as to mix, blend, or loosen
- to disturb or rouse by or as by shaking
- to jar or shock
- to redistribute or reorganize by or as by shaking