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Definition of "shiver" []

  • To shake with or as if with cold; tremble. See Synonyms at shake. (verb-intransitive)
  • To quiver or vibrate, as by the force of the wind. (verb-intransitive)
  • Nautical To cause (a sail) to flutter by sailing too close to the wind. (verb-transitive)
  • An instance of shivering or trembling. (noun)
  • An attack of shivering. Used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shiver" in a sentence
  • "Hmm, it surprises me that I actually trusted her enough to let her cut my hair .. * shiver shiver*."
  • "Such an apology was always humiliating, and usually painful, but what made her shiver was the chance of being denied death at the end, of being forced to continue as if nothing had occurred while everyone, common as well as the Blood, knew her degradation."
  • "He leaps at the trees and hoofs through the bracken, eyes wide in despair; his moonlit pelt spattered by mud and debris as hand-echoed huntcalls shiver the air."