shudder at

  • 1 shudder at — ˈshudder at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they shudder at he/she/it shudders at present participle shuddering at past tense shuddered at …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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

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  • 5 shudder — vb shiver, quiver, quaver, *shake, tremble, quake, totter, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither …

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

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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… …

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

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 shudder — I n. a shudder ran (through the audience) II v. 1) (D; intr.) to shudder at (to shudder at the thought of going back to work) 2) (E) I shuddered to contemplate what lay ahead * * * [ ʃʌdə] (E) I shuddered to contemplate what lay ahead a shudder… …

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  • 14 shudder — shud|der1 [ ʃʌdər ] verb intransitive * if you shudder, your body suddenly shakes, for example because you suddenly feel cold or frightened: She shuddered slightly at the memory. a. if something shudders, it shakes violently several times I… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 shudder — 1 verb (I) 1 to shake uncontrollably for a short time because you are frightened, or cold, or because you think something is very unpleasant (+ at): He touched Ralph s bare shoulder and Ralph shuddered at the human contact. 2 if a vehicle or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 shudder at — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shudder at : present tense I/you/we/they shudder at he/she/it shudders at present participle shuddering at past tense shuddered at past participle shuddered at shudder at something to be shocked by something… …

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  • 17 shudder — [ˈʃʌdə] verb [I] 1) if you shudder, your body shakes several times, for example because you suddenly feel cold or frightened 2) if something shudders, it shakes violently several times shudder noun [C] …

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  • 18 shudder — See clutch shudder wheel shudder …

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  • 19 shudder — A convulsive or involuntary tremor. [M.E. shodderen] carotid s. vibrations at the crest of the carotid pulse tracing, seen in aortic stenosis. * * * shud·der shəd ər …

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  • 20 shudder n — Ought I to do this? asked Tom with a shudder …

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