AskDefine | Define tremble

Dictionary Definition

tremble n : reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement [syn: shiver, shake] v : move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

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  1. To shake, quiver, or vibrate.
    Her lip started to tremble as she burst into tears.


to shake


  1. A shake, quiver, or vibration.


a shake

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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