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shudder

noun [C]     /ˈʃʌd.ər/ US  //
the act of shuddering: He gave a slight shudder as he considered how near he had come to death. She recalled with a shudder how her boss had once tried to kiss her.figurative America's second biggest supermarket chain has sent a shudder through (= has had a strong effect on) its rivals by slashing its prices.Making short, sudden movements
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