BE AGITATED &c.; shake; tremble, - like an aspen leaf; shake like a jelly, quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire [obs.], writhe, toss, jactitate [rare], shuffle, tumble, stagger, bob, reel, sway; wag, waggle; wriggle, - like an eel; dance, stumble, shamble, flounder, totter, flounce, flop, curvet, prance, cavort [U. S.]; squirm; bustle.
toss about, jump about; jump like a parched pea; shake like an aspen leaf; shake to its -center, - foundations; be the sport of the winds and waves; reel to and fro like a drunken man; move -, drive- from post to pillar and from pillar to post; keep between hawk and buzzard.
THROB, pulsate, beat, palpitate, go pitapat.
FLUTTER, flitter [archaic], flicker, bicker; twitch, vellicate.
FERMENT, effervesce, foam; boil, boil over; bubble, bubble up; simmer.
AGITATE, shake, convulse, toss, tumble, bandy, wield, brandish, flap, flourish, whisk, jerk, hitch, jolt; jog, joggle; jostle, buffet, hustle, disturb, stir, shake up, churn, jounce, wallop [dial.], whip.
AGITATED, tremulous; subsultory [obs.], desultory, succussive, saltatorial, saltant, saltatoric or saltatory quassative [rare]; shambling; giddy-paced, convulsive, jerky; effervescent, effervescive, vellicative, unquiet, restless, all of a twitter [colloq.], all of a flutter; shaking &c. v.
by fits and starts; subsultorily [obs.] &c. adj.; per saltum [L.]; hop, skip, and jump; in convulsions, in fits, in a flutter.
Tempête dans un verre deau.
The tempestuous petticoat.Herrick
With many a flirt and flutter.Poe
The waves were not like water: they were like falling city walls.Chesterton
Let the ether go surging Neath thunder and scourging Of wild winds unbound.E. B. Browning