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Verb: quiver  kwi-vu(r)
  1. Shake with fast, tremulous movements
    "His nostrils quivered";
    - quake, palpitate
  2. Move back and forth very rapidly
    "the candle quivered";
    - flicker, waver, flitter, flutter
  3. Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
    "the city quivered with music and excitement";
    - pulsate, beat
Noun: quiver  kwi-vu(r)
  1. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    "a quiver of surprise shot through him";
    - frisson, shiver, chill, shudder, thrill, tingle
  2. A shaky motion
    "the quiver of his fingers as he lit his pipe";
    - shaking, shakiness, trembling, quivering, vibration, palpitation
  3. Case for holding arrows
  4. The act of vibrating
    - vibration, quivering

Derived forms: quivered, quivering, quivers

Type of: case, fear, fearfulness, fright, motility, motion, move, move back and forth, movement, tremble

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