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Verb: vibrate  'vI,breyt [N. Amer], vI'breyt [Brit]
  1. Shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  2. Move or swing from side to side regularly
    "the needle on the meter was vibrating";
    - oscillate
  3. Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    "He vibrates between accepting the new position and retirement";
    - hover, vacillate, oscillate, blow hot and cold [informal]
  4. Sound with resonance
    "The sound vibrates well in this theatre";
    - resonate
  5. Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
    "he was vibrated by the speed and the roar of the engine";
    - thrill, tickle

Derived forms: vibrated, vibrates, vibrating

Type of: balk, baulk [Brit], excite, go, hesitate, move, shake, shake up, sound, stimulate, stir, sway, swing, waffle [N. Amer, informal], waver

Encyclopedia: Vibrate