1. [ noun ] (geology) shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
Synonyms: earthquake seism temblor
Related terms: geological_phenomenon shock seaquake tremor tremor
2. [ verb ] shake with fast, tremulous movements
Synonyms: quiver palpitate

"His nostrils palpitated"

Related terms: tremble shaking
3. [ verb ] shake with seismic vibrations, as of planets
Synonyms: tremor

"The earth was quaking"

Related terms: shake earthquake
Similar spelling:   Quick