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shiver

noun (n)

  • a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement (noun.act)
    Synonym: shake, tremble
    source: wordnet30
  • an almost pleasurable sensation of fright (noun.feeling)
    source: wordnet30
  • One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; -- generally used in the plural. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of shivering or trembling. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement (verb.motion)
    Synonym: shudder, thrill, throb
    source: wordnet30
  • shake, as from cold (verb.body)
    Synonym: shudder
    Example:
    The children are shivering--turn on the heat!.
    source: wordnet30
  • To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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