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Definition of 'shudder'


  1. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
       Synonyms: frisson shiver chill quiver thrill tingle
  2. an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
       Synonyms: tremor


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

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