shakes

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

shakes or a plurale tantum)

  1. (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. [1]
    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. [2]
  2. plural form of shake

Verb[edit]

shakes

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of shake