Definition of quiver verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quiver

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪvər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quiver
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪvər//
 
he / she / it quivers
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪvəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪvərz//
 
past simple quivered
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪvərd//
 
past participle quivered
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪvərd//
 
-ing form quivering
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪvərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪvərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to shake slightly; to make a slight movement synonym tremble Her lip quivered and then she started to cry. The memory of that day made him quiver with anger. Word Originverb Middle English: from Old English cwifer ‘nimble, quick’. The initial qu- is probably symbolic of quick movement (as in quaver and quick).
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