Definition for SHIV'ER

SHIV'ER, v.i.

  1. To fall at once into many small pieces or parts. The natural world, should gravity once cease, would instantly shiver into millions of atoms. – Woodward.
  2. To quake; to tremble; to shudder; to shake, as with cold, ague, fear or horror. The man that shiver'd on the brink of sin. – Dryden. Prometheus is laid / On icy Caucasus to shiver. – Swift.
  3. To be affected with a thrilling sensation, like that of chilliness. Any very harsh noise will set the teeth on edge, and make all the body shiver. – Bacon.

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