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Meaning of shiver

shiv•er

Pronunciation: (shiv'ur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to shake or tremble with cold, fear, excitement, etc.
    1. (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shake when too close to the wind.
    2. (of a sailing vessel) to be headed so close to the wind that the sails shake.
—n.
  1. a tremulous motion; a tremble or quiver: The thought sent a shiver down her spine.
  2. an attack of shivering or chills (usually preceded by the).

shiv•er

Pronunciation: (shiv'ur), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to break or split into fragments.
—n.
  1. a fragment; splinter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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