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English definition of “shiver”

shiver

noun [C]     /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 .Making short, sudden movements 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 .Making short, sudden movementsBeing and falling ill informal a feeling of being frightened of someone or something: I don't like him - he gives me the shivers.Frightening and scaring
(Definition of shiver noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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