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shudder

shud·der

shudder

 
 
pronunciation:
shuh dr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shuddered, shuddering, shudders
definition: to tremble or shiver uncontrollably, but usu. briefly, as from cold, fear, or distaste.
He was still shuddering from the cold, and she put a blanket around his shoulders.She shuddered when she thought about how the murder had taken place.I shudder to think what would happen if such a disaster occurred here.
synonyms:
quake, shake, shiver, tremble
similar words:
convulse, palpitate, pulsate, quaver, quiver, throb, twitch, vibrate
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sudden violent trembling or shivering.
A shudder came over her as she imagined what would happen if she were caught.
synonyms:
quaver, shake
similar words:
convulsion, palpitation, pulsation, quiver, shiver, spasm, tremor, twitch
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