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[cf. Krio Wan-an banguls no ba shek ‘A single armlet does not make a noise when shaken' KED; cf. OED shake vibrate, tremble] v. to rattle: 1928 You shake de young pease an' dry wouldn' shake; you shake de ol' pease an' dey shake (Parsons 483). <Black>

 we can shake hands [Car.; cf. OED shake hands clasp hands as sign of goodwill] phr. we agree in outlook; we have similar likes and dislikes. <Black>

 shake (no) go back phr. cry in playing marbles to give or refuse the player another chance to shoot when his marble barely touches another in passing without displacing it: 1940 Da 's a shake-no-go-back game (Dupuch 49).

shakes [cf. SHAKE NO GO BACK] a call in playing marbles to indicate that a player did not properly hit the marble he was aiming at. (Exuma)

shake up [DJE a dance; cf. OED shake a foot etc., to dance] phr. to dance: They gon shake up tonight (San Sal.)

Tags: phrase, verb

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:33
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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