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English noun: quiver

1. quiver (feeling) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright


SamplesA frisson of surprise shot through him.


Synonymschill, frisson, shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright

2. quiver (state) a shaky motion


SamplesThe shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.


Synonymspalpitation, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration


Broader (hypernym)motion


Narrower (hyponym)tremolo, tremor

3. quiver (artifact) case for holding arrows


Broader (hypernym)case

4. quiver (act) the act of vibrating


Synonymsquivering, vibration


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)shudder, tremor


English verb: quiver

1. quiver (motion) shake with fast, tremulous movements


SamplesHis nostrils palpitated.


Synonymspalpitate, quake


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


Broader (hypernym)tremble

2. quiver (motion) move back and forth very rapidly


SamplesThe candle flickered.


ExamplesThe crowds quiver in the streets, The streets quiver with crowds


Synonymsflicker, flitter, flutter, waver


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move back and forth

3. quiver (motion) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion


SamplesThe city pulsated with music and excitement.


Synonymsbeat, pulsate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Verb grouppulsate, pulse, throb









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