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shiver1

shiv·er1

shiver1

 
 
pronunciation:
shI vr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shivered, shivering, shivers
definition 1: to tremble or shake involuntarily, as with cold, anticipation, or fear.
The survivors shivered with cold as they waited for their rescuers.We shivered in fear as the hurricane winds tore at the house.
synonyms:
quake, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble
similar words:
flutter, quaver, rattle, shimmy, twitch, twitter, vibrate, wiggle
definition 2: in nautical terminology, to vibrate when headed too close to the wind.
similar words:
flutter, rattle, shake, vibrate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause (a sail) to shake or vibrate.
similar words:
flutter, shake, vibrate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a trembling or shaking motion, as from cold, anticipation, or fear.
Reading about the murders gave me the shivers.
synonyms:
quiver, shake, shudder
similar words:
quaver
derivations: shiveringly (adv.), shiverer (n.)
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