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Definition of shiver:

  1. A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
  2. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
  3. A spindle.
  4. A thin slice; a shive.
  5. A variety of blue slate.
  6. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; - generally used in the plural.
  7. The act of shivering or trembling.
  8. To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
  9. To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
  10. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.
  11. To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.

Synonyms:

palpitation, beatify, sunder, shakiness, crush, rush, charge, tingling, flush, jim-jams, wave, vibration, frisson, exhilarate, smash, pulsate, handshake, rive, chill, shingle, destroy, sever, tic, tremble, willies, heebie-jeebies, demolish, rupture, break, shivering, milkshake, bang, handclasp, rend, transgress, shaking, fear, handshaking, shudder, repetition, boot, tremor, twitter, trembling, all-overs, trill, tingle, jitter, fracture, bankrupt, waggle, dither, quivering, pall, shake, calm, vibrate, exalt, crack, tickle, milk shake, thrill, burst, prickling, pulse, quiver, jump, cashier, gelidity, shatter, kick, inebriate, fidget, split, iciness, throb, tickle pink, wag.

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