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English definition of “shudder”

shudder

verb [I]     /ˈʃʌd.ər/ US  //
C2 to shake suddenly with very small movements because of a very unpleasant thought or feeling: The sight of so much blood made him shudder. She shuddered at the thought of kissing him.Making short, sudden movements When something shudders, it shakes violently and quickly: I heard a massive explosion and the ground shuddered beneath me. There was a screech of brakes and the bus shuddered to a halt (= shook violently and stopped).Making short, sudden movements
(Definition of shudder verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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