Translation of quake in Spanish:

quake

temblar, v.

Pronunciation /kweɪk/

Definition of temblar in Spanish

intransitive verb

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    temblar
    he quaked at the knees le temblaron las piernas
    • Though, suddenly, inside she was quaking with fear.
    • I am quaking with all-encompassing fear at the prospect, an act that may help to save me by keeping my body temperature up.
    • What is it about religion that leaves people quaking in their otherwise creative shoes?
    • With natural gas prices skyrocketing this winter, people aren't just shuddering from the cold - they're quaking at the thought of coming energy bills.
    • But you develop this kind of veneer so you can present yourself with what seems like confidence when you're quaking underneath.
    • In the face of such responsibility, I was often quaking in my sandals.
    • Her eyes were open but she was quaking now with a lost look on her face.
    • Politicians quaked at the thought of antagonising him and he was in just about every way the ‘messiah’ the people dream of to turn the system on its head.
    • I don't think writers should be this godlike figure who reads from a podium and signs books while their fans quake before their greatness.
    • Up on the moors, Baildon Golf Club's members start playing the second hole on top of a huge rocky bank that makes novice players quake in their golf shoes.
    • By this time I was literally quaking in my Reeboks, certain that at any moment the gum chewer, with a dismissive click of his fingers, would signal to those two soldiers to take me away.
    • Cable rivals in Texas insist they're not quaking in their cowboy boots.
    • Although this book might leave parents of teenage daughters quaking, it is an erotic, insightful and memorable debut.
    • But she refused to look weak in front of him, even though she was quaking on the inside.
    • It is not just the animals that are quivering in the waiting room - the owners are quaking at the thought of facing the vet's bill!
    • This softly spoken woman, barely over five feet tall, can make grown men quake.
    • ‘No,’ he shuddered, his once-mighty voice quaking with fear.
    • They have struggled when opponents show no fear, and the 49ers ain't exactly quaking in their cleats.
    • Turning her head, my mother saw a young girl of about 16 who stood shivering in fear and quaking from emotion.
    • ‘You did it, you dived with the Great White Sharks’ said Rodney Fox as I clambered from the cage still quaking.

noun

informal
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    (earthquake)
    temblor masculine
    (more violent) terremoto masculine
    • Among those, however, are what are known as killer quakes - earthquakes whose magnitude is great enough to destroy buildings, roads and lives.
    • New analyses of old seismic data have unveiled a previously unrecognized type of earthquake - quakes created by brief surges of massive glaciers.
    • In her paper, Agnes Helmstetter, now of the University of California, Los Angeles, uses the most complete analysis to date to argue that maps that ignore small quakes miss a big part of the picture.
    • While these microearthquakes usually aren't felt at the surface, they can offer important clues about the origin of bigger, more destructive quakes.
    • The average time between big quakes on this area of the fault is 140 years, which means that another could happen at any time, Nadeau said.
    • At numerous points along their line smaller quakes and aftershocks were taking place, adding to the tsunamis rippling out.
    • They found that areas thought to be at low risk of earthquakes - the ones that had recently had quakes - actually experienced five times as many shocks as perceived high-risk areas.
    • The jolt came a few hours after several powerful quakes rattled northwestern Japan over a span of two hours starting at 5: 56 pm Saturday.
    • The biggest of the quakes was reclassified to 9.0 magnitude and details now verified as follows.
    • The quake was followed by at least four aftershocks and additional quakes of up to magnitude 6 could follow, the agency said.
    • With more earthquakes, more and better seismographs recording quakes, and more comprehensive compilations of seismic data, seismologists are sharpening their view of the African plume.
    • However, even this method failed to capture the true size of the biggest quakes, which can generate much longer waves.
    • It's been said that small quakes release pressure and lessen the potential impact of The Big One.
    • While activity continues on most faults, some of those faults will show increasing numbers of small quakes, building up to a big quake, while some faults will appear to shut down.
    • Experts warned, however, that Japan - notoriously susceptible to quakes and whose crowded capital is well overdue for the Big One - may not be so lucky next time.
    • He says we should think more seriously about big natural events such as quakes, tsunamis and climate change.
    • In recent decades, quakes felt in San Diego, a city lacking a big disaster in its history, have tended to be far-away temblors with a long reach.
    • Hawai'i's largest earthquake threat, however, isn't from home grown temblors - it is from tsunamis created by distant quakes along the Pacific Rim in Asia or the Americas.
    • Several strong quakes followed through the night, and aftershocks continued to jolt the area through yesterday evening.
    • In Sumatra there have been serious quakes in the last several years which haven't had the same consequences as the one on Boxing Day.