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Verb: shiver  shi-vu(r)
  1. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    - shudder, throb, thrill
  2. Shake, as from cold
    "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!";
    - shudder
Noun: shiver  shi-vu(r)
  1. A reflex motion caused by cold, fear or excitement
    - tremble, shake
  2. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    "a shiver of surprise shot through him";
    - frisson, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle

Sounds like: shillings, schilshiver, shivah

Derived forms: shivering, shivered, shivers

Type of: fear, fearfulness, fright, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, move involuntarily, move reflexively, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, tremble, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Shiver