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English definition of “shivery”

shivery

adjective uk   /ˈʃɪv.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/ informal
shaking slightly because you feel cold, frightened, or ill: She's very hot and shivery, so I think she must have flu.Making short, sudden movementsBeing and falling ill
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