overshake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ shake

Verb[edit]

overshake (third-person singular simple present overshakes, present participle overshaking, simple past overshook, past participle overshaken)

  1. To shake too much.
    Always shake hands at a job interview, but try not to overshake.
  2. (obsolete) To shake over or away; to drive away; to disperse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)