When you begin to shake because you are afraid, this is an example of a situation where you shudder.
The act of shaking out of fear is an example of shudder.
The airplane shuddered in the turbulence.
- A feeling of horror, repugnance, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of shudder
- Middle English shodderen perhaps of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Either from Middle Dutch schudderen or from Middle Low German schoderen (whence also Danish skudre). Cognate with Low German schÃ¼dden, Dutch schudden and German schaudern.