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shiververb [I]

uk   /ˈʃɪv.ər/  us   //
B2 When people or animals shiver, they shake slightly because they feel cold, ill, or frightened: The poor dog - it's shivering! He shivered with cold in his thin cotton shirt.
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shivernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɪv.ər/  us   //
the act of shaking slightly because you are frightened, cold, or ill: I felt/gave a shiver as I looked out at the dark expanse of sea.the shivers [plural] a condition in which you shiver because you are ill: She's aching and she's got the shivers, so I've sent her to bed. informal a feeling of being frightened of someone or something: I don't like him - he gives me the shivers.
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