verb (used without object)
- (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shake when too close to the wind.
- (of a sailing vessel) to be headed so close to the wind that the sails shake.
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Origin of shiver1
SYNONYMS FOR shiver
OTHER WORDS FROM shivershiv·er·er, nounshiv·er·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby shiver
Definition for shivered (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of shiver2
Example sentences from the Web for shivered
“He said to think of God,” Victoria said, as we shivered in the early chill.
I shivered a little, and dryly advised him to remember better where he had stored the precious liquid.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They said they were going to ‘make me talk,’ that they were going to ‘jump-start me like a car,’” he shivered.
The first day I arrived, I had heard the sound in my hotel in Shahre Nau, a deep thump, and shivered.
She shivered delicately, and announced her intention of going to bed.The Woman from Outside|Hulbert Footner
There the American troops, lacking necessary food and blankets, shivered and almost starved during the long winter.Lafayette, We Come!|Rupert S. Holland
The maid gave a wee turn to the door, shivered, and fell like a clod at her mother's feet.The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro
Ere he reached the spot, a ball hit him on the ankle, and shivered the joint to pieces.Our Soldiers|W.H.G. Kingston
Mary shivered a little at the words and the look in Marie's eyes as they stared behind the spider web veil.The Guests Of Hercules|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for shivered (1 of 2)
- (of a sail) to luff; flap or shake
- (of a sailing vessel) to sail close enough to the wind to make the sails luff