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shiververb [I]

 us   /ˈʃɪv·ər/
(esp. of a ​person or ​animal) to ​shakeslightly and ​quickly because of ​feelingcold, ​ill, or ​frightened: Yourcreepylook makes me shiver. Robbins shivered in the ​chillair.
shiver
noun [C]  us   /ˈʃɪv·ər/
"The ​temperature is down to 12 ​degrees," she said with a shiver.
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shiververb [I]

uk   /ˈʃɪv.ər/  us   /ˈʃɪv.ɚ/
B2 When ​people or ​animals shiver, they ​shakeslightly because they ​feelcold, ​ill, or ​frightened: The ​poordog - it's shivering! He shivered withcold in his ​thincottonshirt.

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shivernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɪv.ər/  us   /ˈʃɪv.ɚ/
the ​act of ​shakingslightly because you are ​frightened, ​cold, or ​ill: I ​felt/gave a shiver as I ​looked out at the ​darkexpanse of ​sea.
the shivers [plural]
a ​condition in which you shiver because you are ​ill: She's ​aching and she has 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.
(Definition of shiver from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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