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Noun shiver has 2 senses
- tremble, shiver, shake - reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
--1 is a kind of reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
- frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle - an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
--2 is a kind of fear, fearfulness, fright
Verb shiver has 2 senses
- shudder, shiver, throb, thrill - tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
--1 is one way to tremble
- shiver, shudder - shake, as from cold; "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"
--2 is one way to move involuntarily, move reflexively