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Noun

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. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/05/china_net_addicts/
    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. http://apu.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_sugarAddiction
  2. Plural of shake

Verb

shakes
  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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