Definition of Shaken

1. Adjective. Disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock. "The accident left her badly shaken"

Exact synonyms: Jolted
Similar to: Agitated

Definition of Shaken

1. a. Caused to shake; agitated; as, a shaken bough.

Definition of Shaken

1. Verb. (past participle of shake) ¹

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Definition of Shaken

1. shake [v] - See also: shake

Medical Definition of Shaken

1. 1. Caused to shake; agitated; as, a shaken bough. 2. Cracked or checked; split. See Shake. "Nor is the wood shaken or twisted." (Barroe) 3. Impaired, as by a shock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shaken

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shake the pagoda tree
shake up
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shaken baby syndrome
shaken one's head
shaken out
shakes one's head
shakes out

Literary usage of Shaken

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"... of Mr. Fairlie's suffering existence to cultivate, could be easily shaken, ... present proceeding would have shaken it. It has not done so—except in the ..."

2. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
"Then he was battered to and fro as a rat is shaken by a dog— to and fro on the floor, up and down, and round "THEN RIKKI-TIKKI WAS BATTERED TO AND FRO AS A ..."

3. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"And when I had shaken him off, then I began to sing— The trials that those men do meet withal, That are obedient to the heavenly call, Are manifold, ..."

4. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"things which are coming on the earth : for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and ..."

5. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"... consulting astrologers, only partially shaken herein ; loss of an early friend, who is converted by being baptised when in a swoon; reflections on grief ..."

6. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"... how shaken in his worldly pursuits; God's guidance of his friend Alypius; Augustine debates with himself and his friends about their mode of life; ..."

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