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English noun: tremble

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

Synonymsshake, shiver

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

English verb: tremble

1. tremble (motion) move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

SamplesHis hands were trembling when he signed the document.

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

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake

Narrower (hyponym)palpitate, quake, quiver, shiver, shudder, thrill, throb

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