shook vs shaken : Common Errors in English

About shook vs shaken

Elvis Presley couldn’t have very well sung “I’m all shaken up,” but that is the grammatically correct form. “Shook” is the simple past tense of “shake,” and quite correct in sentences like “I shook my piggy bank but all that came out was a paper clip.” But in sentences with a helping verb, you need “shaken”: “The quarterback had shaken the champagne bottle before emptying it on the coach.”

shook Meaning(s)

  • (n) building material used as siding or roofing
  • (n) frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
  • (n) a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
  • (n) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
  • (n) a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
  • (n) causing to move repeatedly from side to side
  • (v) move or cause to move back and forth
  • (v) move with or as if with a tremor
  • (v) shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively
  • (v) move back and forth or sideways
  • (v) undermine or cause to waver
  • (v) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
  • (v) get rid of
  • (v) bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
  • (v) shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
  • (n) a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment

shaken Meaning(s)

  • (n) building material used as siding or roofing
  • (n) frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
  • (n) a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
  • (n) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
  • (n) a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
  • (n) causing to move repeatedly from side to side
  • (v) move or cause to move back and forth
  • (v) move with or as if with a tremor
  • (v) shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively
  • (v) move back and forth or sideways
  • (v) undermine or cause to waver
  • (v) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
  • (v) get rid of
  • (v) bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
  • (v) shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
  • (s) disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock

shook in News

  1. Springfield Township High School students take music to Woodmere Art Museum

    Sophomore Sean Ellis’ hands shook subtly. “I’m very nervous,” the baritone, from Springfield Township High School, admitted with a grin as his friends and fellow musicians laughed good-naturedly. However, Ellis’ confident, expressive performance of “Make Them Hear You” from the musical “Ragtime” at Springfield’s chamber recital masked any unease he felt and received hearty applause.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Springfield Sun

  2. Shook Foil signs to Boom Done! Records, prepares debut LP

    Boom Done! Records , the upstart indie label founded by members of Wowser Bowser , just added Shook Foil to its humble yet quickly growing roster, and announced the release of The Tethered Life , the band's debut full-length.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

  3. Cops: Mom's boyfriend shook, bit baby

    A 19-year-old man babysitting his girlfriend’s 8-month-old girl shook, dropped and bit the baby, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WCPO Cincinnati

shaken in News

  1. Fear, anxiety mount as uncontained wildfires sizzle in Colorado

    Sad. Helpless. Shaken.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CNN

  2. Neighborhood Shaken Over Attempted Abduction

    RICHFIELD, Ohio – A neighborhood is shaken after a boy said a stranger tried to grab him off the street....
    on June 12, 2013 Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

  3. Satisfied but shaken, San Antonio Spurs head home in NBA Finals

    SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili sat in mostly stunned silence, all that playoff experience not preparing them for how they felt after two games. They were satisfied, yet shaken.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Carlsbad Current-Argus

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