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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quake \Quake\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quaked; p. pr. & vb. n. Quaking.] [AS. cwacian; cf. G. quackeln. Cf. Quagmire.] 1. To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble. "Quaking for dread." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] She stood quaking like the partridge on which the hawk is ready to seize. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. To shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake. " Over quaking bogs." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]