Definition of 'quiver'
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BEING abandoned by your cheating boyfriend would turn many women - us included - into quivering wrecks. The Sun (2016)She disappeared into the night and left me a quivering wreck. The Sun (2015)Her quivering lips remained parted as she ceased speaking. Daniel Deronda (1876)It is very easy to see how a few minutes with her can reduce a politician to a quivering wreck. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The poor quivering lips went on. Daniel Deronda (1876)It left me a quivering wreck. The Sun (2015)Then there is the voice: a steely vibrato quivering with controlled emotion and perhaps something else. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This will give the adrenalin a chance to be used up rather than causing the body to shake and the voice to quiver. Christianity Today (2000)As she talks, her voice is quivering with outrage and indignation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As always, we defy you to watch without your lip quivering. The Sun (2013)A quiver of excitement ran down my spine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was quivering with rage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her voice is quivering again. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His lip began to quiver. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I also quiver in fear if anyone tries to touch my knees, or accidentally bumps into them. The Sun (2009)Symphony Hall is still quivering. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'quiver'
British English: quiver VERB
If something quivers, it shakes with very small movements.
Her bottom lip quivered and big tears rolled down her cheeks.
Definition of quiver from the Collins English Dictionary
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