I. intransitive verb (shuddered; shuddering) Etymology: Middle English shoddren; akin to Old High German skutten to shake and perhaps to Lithuanian kutėti to shake up Date: 13th century to tremble convulsively ; shiver, quiver II. noun Date: 1607 an act of shuddering • shuddery adjective

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  • Shudder — Shud der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shuddered};p. pr. & vb. n. {Shuddering}.] [OE. shoderen, schuderen; akin to LG. schuddern, D. schudden to shake, OS. skuddian, G. schaudern to shudder, sch[ u]tteln to shake, sch[ u]tten to pour, to shed, OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shudder — (v.) early 14c., possibly from M.Du. schuderen to shudder, or M.L.G. schoderen, both from P.Gmc. *skud . Related: Shuddered; shuddering. The noun is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shudder — Shud der, n. The act of shuddering, as with fear. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shudder — vb shiver, quiver, quaver, *shake, tremble, quake, totter, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shudder — [v] shake, quiver convulse, dither, gyrate, jitter, quake, shimmy, shiver, tremble, tremor, twitter, wave; concepts 34,150,152 Ant. steady …   New thesaurus

  • shudder — ► VERB ▪ tremble or shake convulsively, especially as a result of fear or repugnance. ► NOUN ▪ an act of shuddering. DERIVATIVES shuddery adjective. ORIGIN Dutch sch deren …   English terms dictionary

  • shudder — [shud′ər] vi. [ME schoderen, akin to Ger schaudern, to feel dread, OFris skedda, to shake < IE base * (s)kut , to shake > Lith kutù, to shake up] to shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as in horror or extreme disgust n. the act of… …   English World dictionary

  • shudder — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, slight, small, tiny ▪ deep, great, violent ▪ involuntary …   Collocations dictionary

  • shudder — shud|der1 [ˈʃʌdə US ər] v [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Probably from [i]Middle Low German schoderen or Middle Dutch shuderen] 1.) to shake for a short time because you are afraid or cold, or because you think something is very unpleasant ▪ Maria… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shudder — [[t]ʃʌ̱də(r)[/t]] shudders, shuddering, shuddered 1) VERB If you shudder, you shake with fear, horror, or disgust, or because you are cold. [V prep/adv] Lloyd had urged her to eat caviar. She had shuddered at the thought... [V prep/adv] Elaine… …   English dictionary

  • shudder — I UK [ˈʃʌdə(r)] / US [ˈʃʌdər] verb [intransitive] Word forms shudder : present tense I/you/we/they shudder he/she/it shudders present participle shuddering past tense shuddered past participle shuddered * a) if you shudder, your body suddenly… …   English dictionary

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