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- Shaking or trembling.
- a shaky spot in a marsh
- a shaky hand
- Nervous, anxious.
- He’s a nice guy but when he talks to me, he acts shaky.
- 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport:
- Villa had plenty of opportunities to make the game safe after a shaky start and despite not reaching any great heights, they were resolute enough to take control of the game in the second half.
- (of wood) Full of shakes or cracks; cracked.
- shaky timber
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:shaky.
- Easily shaken; tottering; unsound.
- a shaky constitution
- shaky business credit
- (not held or fixed securely and likely to fall over): precarious, rickety, unsteady, tottering, unsafe, unstable, wobbly