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shak·y / ˈshākē/ • adj. (shak·i·er, shak·i·est) shaking or trembling: she managed a shaky laugh. ∎  unstable because of poor construction or heavy use: a cracked, dangerously shaky table. ∎  not safe or reliable; liable to fail or falter: thoroughly shaky evidence | Burns overcame a shaky start to beat the Red Sox.DERIVATIVES: shak·i·ly / -kilē/ adv.shak·i·ness n.

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