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 shivering (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of shiver2
Example sentences from the Web for shivering
So I hope for an Independence Day in my lifetime when we will see zero shivering little bodies hawking our flags.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic|Dilip D’Souza|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That partly explains why seats previously inhabited by shivering backsides are now selling for $750 a pair.
There's the parrot, wings wrapped around himself, shivering.Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her mother found her on the sand, curled in a ball, shivering uncontrollably.'We Were Liars': Teens Confront Their Beautiful, Rich Family's Dark Secrets|Samantha Levine|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shivering, we pulled our hats low our heads and zipped our jackets tight around our chests.
Her face gave once more its little, shivering twist of anger and repulsion.The Island of Enchantment|Justus Miles Forman
The shivering sentinel quickens his step along the rampart, and the half-naked Indian folds his tattered blanket close around him.
The Squire went down to the Kennels with a lantern, Jim shivering behind him.
Three distinct, sharp touches as of a nail upon the window-pane made Sir Murray start, shivering, from his guilty reverie.The Sapphire Cross|George Manville Fenn
I sat in the boat stripped and shivering, for shipwreck seemed certain, and I did not wish to be drowned like a rat.An Australian in China|George Ernest Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for shivering (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