shiver

{{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}}
noun
ADJECTIVE
little, slight, small
involuntary
sudden
cold, icy
delicious

a delicious shiver of pleasure

VERB + SHIVER
give

She gave a little shiver and laughed.

feel

He felt a shiver of excitement.

send

His appearance sent a cold shiver down her spine.

suppress

She tried to suppress a shiver of anticipation.

SHIVER + VERB
go, pass, run

A shiver of unease ran through the audience.

PREPOSITION
with a shiver

‘I'm scared!’ she admitted, with a shiver.

shiver of

a shiver of fear

PHRASES
get the shivers

I get the shivers when I think about it.

give sb the shivers, send shivers down sb's spine

Just thinking about flying gives me the shivers.

Her beautiful voice sends shivers down your spine.

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
ADVERB
uncontrollably, violently
a little, slightly
involuntarily

She shivered involuntarily as he approached her.

visibly
VERB + SHIVER
begin to, start to
make sb

His cruel and callous comments made me shiver.

PREPOSITION
at

He shivered at the thought of it.

from, in

Her body ached and shivered from the frosty air.

to shiver in fear

with

I was shivering with cold.

PHRASES
shiver at the thought (of sth) (figurative)

He shivered at the thought of having to run for election.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • shiver — ‘tremble’ [13] and shiver ‘sliver, fragment’ [12] are different words. The former was originally chiver, which may have been an alteration of an earlier chevel ‘shiver’. This in shoal 454 turn was derived from the Old English noun ceaft ‘jaw’… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • shiver — Ⅰ. shiver [1] ► VERB ▪ shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited. ► NOUN 1) a momentary trembling movement. 2) (the shivers) a spell or attack of shivering. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • shiver — ‘tremble’ [13] and shiver ‘sliver, fragment’ [12] are different words. The former was originally chiver, which may have been an alteration of an earlier chevel ‘shiver’. This in turn was derived from the Old English noun ceaft ‘jaw’ (source of… …   Word origins

  • Shiver — Shiv er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shivering}.] [OE. schiveren, scheveren; cf. OD. scheveren. See {Shiver} a fragment.] To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shiver — Shiv er, n. [OE. schivere, fr. shive; cf. G. schifer a splinter, slate, OHG. scivere a splinter, Dan. & Sw. skifer a slate. See {Shive}, and cf. {Skever}.] 1. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shiver — Shiv er, v. i. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered. [1913 Webster] There shiver shafts upon shields thick. Chaucer [1913 Webster] The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . . would instantly shiver into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shiver — Shiv er, v. i. [OE. chiveren, cheveren; of uncertain origin. This word seems to have been confused with shiver to shatter.] To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear. [1913 Webster] Prometheus is laid On icy Caucasus to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shiver — puede referirse a: Shiver, una canción de la banda británica Coldplay. Shiver, primer single del álbum Counting Down the Days de la cantante australiana Natalie Imbruglia. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shiver — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Deutschrock, Pop Rock Gründung 1998 Website http://www …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shiver — vb shatter, *break, crack, burst, bust, snap shiver vb quiver, shudder, quaver, *shake, tremble, quake, totter, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shiver — [v1] shake, tremble be cold, dither, flutter, freeze, have the quivers, have the shakes, palpitate, quake, quaver, quiver, shudder, tremor, twitter, vibrate, wave; concepts 152,185 Ant. steady shiver [v2] shatter; break into small pieces burst,… …   New thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.