Shook meaning

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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.

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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.

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A shock of grain sheaves.
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To pack (staves, etc.) in a shook.
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A set of parts for assembling a barrel or packing box.
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The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed together.
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Simple past tense of shake.
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A set of the pieces used in assembling a single box, cask, etc.
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A set of pieces for making a cask or box, usually wood.
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shook up
  • upset; disturbed; agitated
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of shook

  • Probably 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare shock (“a bundle of sheaves").

    From Wiktionary