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

 

shiver

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shiver
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvər//
 
he / she / it shivers
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvərz//
 
past simple shivered
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvərd//
 
past participle shivered
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvərd//
 
-ing form shivering
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪvərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪvərɪŋ//
 
Fear, Being ill
 
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[intransitive] (of a person) to shake slightly because you are cold, frightened, excited, etc. Don't stand outside shivering—come inside and get warm! He shivered at the thought of the cold, dark sea. shiver with something to shiver with cold/excitement/pleasure, etc. See related entries: Fear, Being ill Word Origin Middle English chivere, perhaps an alteration of dialect chavele ‘to chatter’, from Old English ceafl ‘jaw’.Extra examples He shivered at the thought of having to run for election. He shivered at the thought of it. His cruel and callous comments made me shiver. I was shivering with cold. She shivered involuntarily as he approached her. to shiver in fear Don’t stand outside shivering—come in and get warm.
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