shakes

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Noun[edit]

shakes

  1. plural of shake

Noun[edit]

the shakes pl (plural only)

  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. (informal) A fit of trembling or shivering.
    • 2022 January 12, Adeline Ginn talks to Stefanie Foster, “A fantastic pool of female talent”, in RAIL, number 948, page 33:
      "I remember having the shakes sometimes and thinking 'why am I doing this?', and then remembering the vision. Very few of us were extroverts and happy to go on stage.

Verb[edit]

shakes

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

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Noun[edit]

shakes m pl

  1. plural of shake