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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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