shudder

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From Middle English *shudderen, *schuderen (suggested by Middle English shuddering, schudering (shaking, quivering, shuddering)), from Middle Dutch schudderen and/or Middle Low German schodderen,[1] iterative forms of the verb at hand in Dutch schudden, Low German schüdden (both “to shake”), German schütten (to pour), from Proto-Germanic *skudjaną. From Low German are also borrowed German schaudern (to shudder), Danish skudre.

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shudder (plural shudders)

  1. A shivering tremor, often from fear or horror.
  2. A moment of almost pleasurable fear; a frisson.

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shudder (third-person singular simple present shudders, present participle shuddering, simple past and past participle shuddered)

  1. (intransitive) To shake nervously, often from fear or horror.
  2. (intransitive) To vibrate jerkily.

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  1. ^ shudder” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.