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  1. earthquake
    IPA[ˈəːθkweɪk]
  2. noun

    • 1. a sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action.

    • 2. a great upheaval:

      a political earthquake
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: earthquake, plural noun: earthquakes