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English noun: shiver

1. shiver (act) a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement


Synonymsshake, tremble


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

2. shiver (feeling) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright


SamplesA frisson of surprise shot through him.


Synonymschill, frisson, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright


English verb: shiver

1. shiver (motion) tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement


Synonymsshudder, thrill, throb


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)tremble

2. shiver (body) shake, as from cold


SamplesThe children are shivering--turn on the heat!.


Synonymsshudder


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move involuntarily, move reflexively









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