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tremble

trem·ble

tremble

 
 
pronunciation:
trem bl
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trembled, trembles, trembling
definition 1: to shake or quiver involuntarily, as from fear, exhaustion, or cold.
The thunder made the poor dog tremble.Without hat or coat, the woman trembled in the icy cold.
synonyms:
quake, quaver, shake, shiver
similar words:
quail, quiver, shudder, vibrate, waver, wobble
definition 2: to be deeply disturbed by fear or anxiety.
He trembled at the thought of actually breaking into the bank.The idea of getting caught made her tremble.
similar words:
shudder, vibrate
definition 3: to be made to vibrate or flutter, as leaves in the wind.
The leaves trembled in the gusty wind.
synonyms:
flutter, shake, violate, waver
similar words:
oscillate, quiver, vibrate
definition 4: to be shaky or quavery, as a voice.
The bride's voice trembled as she said her vows.
synonyms:
quaver, shake, waver
similar words:
quiver, vibrate
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