shudder

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃʌdər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈʃʌdɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shudər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
shud•der /ˈʃʌdɚ/USA pronunciation   v. [no object]
  1. to tremble with a sudden movement, as from horror.

n. [countable]
  1. a trembling, as from horror or cold.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shud•der  (shudər),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.

n. 
  1. a convulsive movement of the body, as from horror, fear, or cold.
  • Low German), frequentative of Old English scūdan to tremble; see -er6
  • Middle English shodderen (verb, verbal) (cognate with German schaudern 1275–1325
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged quiver. See  shiver 1.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shudder /ˈʃʌdə/ vb
  1. (intransitive) to shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as from horror, fear, aversion, etc
n
  1. the act of shuddering; convulsive shiver
Etymology: 18th Century: from Middle Low German schōderen; related to Old Frisian skedda to shake, Old High German skutten to shake

ˈshuddering adj ˈshudderingly adv ˈshuddery adj
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