To shudder is to shake or tremble, often because of fear.(verb)
When you begin to shake because you are afraid, this is an example of a situation where you shudder.
Shudder is the act of shaking or trembling, especially because of fear.(noun)
The act of shaking out of fear is an example of shudder.
See shudder in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME schoderen, akin to Ger schaudern, to feel dread, OFris skedda, to shake < IE base *(s)kut-, to shake > Lith kutù, to shake up
See shudder in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb shud·dered, shud·der·ing, shud·ders
Origin: Middle English shodderen
Origin: , perhaps of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin.
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