Shudder meaning

shŭdər
To shudder is to shake or tremble, often because of fear.

When you begin to shake because you are afraid, this is an example of a situation where you shudder.

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To shiver convulsively, as from fear or revulsion.
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To shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as in horror or extreme disgust.
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Shudder is the act of shaking or trembling, especially because of fear.

The act of shaking out of fear is an example of shudder.

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To vibrate; quiver.

The airplane shuddered in the turbulence.

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A convulsive shiver, as from fear or revulsion.
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A vibration or trembling motion.
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The act of shuddering; a convulsive tremor of the body.
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A moment of almost pleasurable fear; a frisson.
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(intransitive) To shake nervously, as if from fear.
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(intransitive) To vibrate jerkily.
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the shudders
  • A feeling of horror, repugnance, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the shudders

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 schüdden, Dutch schudden and German schaudern.

    From Wiktionary