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Definition of 'shiver'


  1. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
       Synonyms: tremble shake
  2. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
       Synonyms: frisson chill quiver shudder thrill tingle


  1. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
       Synonyms: shudder throb thrill
  2. shake, as from cold; "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"
       Synonyms: shudder

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