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  • 1 Shiver — Shiv er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shivering}.] [OE. schiveren, scheveren; cf. OD. scheveren. See {Shiver} a fragment.] To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a …

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  • 2 Shiver — Shiv er, n. [OE. schivere, fr. shive; cf. G. schifer a splinter, slate, OHG. scivere a splinter, Dan. & Sw. skifer a slate. See {Shive}, and cf. {Skever}.] 1. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden… …

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  • 3 Shiver — Shiv er, v. i. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered. [1913 Webster] There shiver shafts upon shields thick. Chaucer [1913 Webster] The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . . would instantly shiver into… …

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  • 4 shiver — [v1] shake, tremble be cold, dither, flutter, freeze, have the quivers, have the shakes, palpitate, quake, quaver, quiver, shudder, tremor, twitter, vibrate, wave; concepts 152,185 Ant. steady shiver [v2] shatter; break into small pieces burst,… …

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  • 5 shiver — {{11}}shiver (n.) small piece, c.1200, probably related to M.L.G. schever, schiver splinter, from P.Gmc. *skif split (Cf. O.H.G. skivaro, Ger. Schiefer splinter, slate ). Commonly in phrases to shivers. Also, shiver is still dialectal for… …

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  • 6 shiver — I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old High German scivaro splinter Date: 13th century one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence II. verb (shivered; shivering) Date: 13th century to break into many… …

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  • 7 shiver — 1 verb (I) to shake slightly because you are cold or frightened: The children stood outside shivering. (+ with): Juanita was shivering with cold. 2 noun (C) 1 a slight shaking movement of your body caused by cold or fear: A shiver ran through her …

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  • 8 shiver — I 1. verb he was shivering with fear Syn: tremble, quiver, shake, shudder, quaver, quake See note at shake 2. noun she gave a shiver as the door opened Syn: tremble, quiver, shake, shudder …

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  • 9 shiver — 1. v. & n. v.intr. 1 tremble with cold, fear, etc. 2 suffer a quick trembling movement of the body; shudder. n. 1 a momentary shivering movement. 2 (in pl.) an attack of shivering, esp. from fear or horror (got the shivers in the dark).… …

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  • 10 shiver — Synonyms and related words: ache, aching, agitation, all overs, atomize, bang, be cold, bit, bob, bobble, boot, bounce, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, bump, burst, butt, charge, chatter, chilblains, chill, chilliness, chilling,… …

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  • 11 shiver — shiv·er || ʃɪvÉ™(r) n. tremble, vibration, shudder; small fragment, splinter, sliver v. quiver, shake, shudder, tremble; shatter, break into pieces; be shattered, be broken into pieces …

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  • 12 shiver — I. v. a. Shatter, break in pieces, dash to fragments. II. v. n. Shudder, quake, tremble, quiver, shake. III. n. 1. Fragment, bit, piece. 2. Slice, sliver. 3. Tremor, tremulous motion, shivering, shaking, shuddering …

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  • 13 shiver — I v 1. tremble, quiver, quaver, quake, shake, shudder, twitter; vibrate, rattle, chatter; convulse, commove, vellicate, twitch; flutter, splutter; shimmy, wiggle; pulsate, pulse, throb, palpitate. n 2. tremble, quiver, shudder; quaver, quake;… …

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  • 14 dash in pieces — Break in pieces, break into fragments, shatter, shiver …

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  • 15 batter — I. v. a. 1. Beat, smite, pelt, dash against. 2. Bruise, break, shatter, shiver, smash, demolish, destroy, strike down, knock down, shake to pieces, shiver to pieces. 3. Indent, wear, wear away, abrade, deface, mar, disfigure. II. v. n. 1. Attack… …

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  • 16 disshiver — /dis shivˈər/ transitive verb (Spenser) and intransitive verb To shiver in pieces ORIGIN: ↑dis (1) …

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  • 17 Shivered — Shiver Shiv er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shivering}.] [OE. schiveren, scheveren; cf. OD. scheveren. See {Shiver} a fragment.] To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to… …

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  • 18 Shivering — Shiver Shiv er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shivering}.] [OE. schiveren, scheveren; cf. OD. scheveren. See {Shiver} a fragment.] To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to… …

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  • 19 break — vb Break, crack, burst, bust, snap, shatter, shiver are comparable as general terms meaning fundamentally to come apart or cause to come apart. Break basically implies the operation of a stress or strain that will cause a rupture, a fracture, a… …

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  • 20 break — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. interruption, disconnection; breach, fracture, fissure, crack; pause; boon, advantage. v. crack, fracture, shatter; tame, subdue; change; train; surpass; violate, infringe. See brittleness,… …

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