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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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