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shakes (plural of shake or a plurale tantum)
  1. 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.
    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. Plural of shake


  1. third-person singular of shake

Extensive Definition

Shakes may refer to:
  • Chief Shakes (19th century), leader of the Naanya.aayí
  • Ricky Shakes (born 1985), football player
  • The shakes, an acute episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence
  • Get Shakes, a British dance band

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ague, all-overs, blue Johnnies, blue devils, bumpiness, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, cold sweat, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, fidgetiness, fidgets, fits and starts, flutter, heaving, heebie-jeebies, inquietude, jactation, jactitation, jerkiness, jimjams, jitters, joltiness, jumps, palpitation, palsy, panting, pink elephants, pink spiders, pitapat, pitter-patter, quaking, quaver, quavering, quiver, quivering, quivers, restlessness, shaking, shiver, shivering, shivers, shudder, shuddering, snakes, spasms, succussion, sweat, the beezie-weezies, the heebie-jeebies, the jimjams, the screaming meemies, the shakes, throb, throbbing, tremble, trembles, trembling, tremor, tremulousness, trepidation, trepidity, twitter, unrest, vibration, willies
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