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shook (root: shake)

Noun, Verb (usu participle)
20 in 20 verses (in OT : 15 in 15 verses) (in NT : 5 in 5 verses)


     imp. & obs. or poet. p. p. of Shake.  [1913 Webster]
shookn. [Cf. Shock a bundle of sheaves.].
     A set of staves and headings sufficient in number for one hogshead, cask, barrel, or the like, trimmed, and bound together in compact form.  [1913 Webster]
shookv. t. 
     To pack, as staves, in a shook.  [1913 Webster]


shook, past of SHAKE.
--predic.adj. colloq.
1 (foll. by up) emotionally or physically disturbed; upset.
2 (foll. by on) Austral. & NZ keen on; enthusiastic about (not too shook on the English climate).

shook, n. US a set of staves and headings for a cask, ready for fitting together.

18th c.: orig. unkn.



balled-up, bothered, bowled down, chaotic, confused, discomposed, disconcerted, disordered, disorganized, disturbed, electrified, embarrassed, flustered, fluttered, fussed, in a jumble, in a pother, in a pucker, in a stew, in a sweat, in a swivet, in a tizzy, jarred, jolted, jumbled, mixed-up, perplexed, perturbed, put-out, rattled, ruffled, shaken, shocked, shuffled, staggered, startled, taken aback, unsettled, upset

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