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Definition of shudder noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular]
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  1. 1a shaking movement you make because you are cold, frightened, or disgusted a shudder of fear She gave an involuntary shudder. A cold shudder ran through him.
  2. 2a strong shaking movement The elevator rose with a shudder.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shudder

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