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TREMBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tremble mean? 

TREMBLE (noun)
  The noun TREMBLE has 1 sense:

1. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

  Familiarity information: TREMBLE used as a noun is very rare.


TREMBLE (verb)
  The verb TREMBLE has 1 sense:

1. move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

  Familiarity information: TREMBLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TREMBLE (noun)


Sense 1tremble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shiver; tremble; shake

Hypernyms ("tremble" is a kind of...):

inborn reflex; innate reflex; instinctive reflex; physiological reaction; reflex; unconditioned reflex (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)


TREMBLE (verb)


Sense 1tremble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

His hands were trembling when he signed the document

Hypernyms (to "tremble" is one way to...):

agitate; shake (move or cause to move back and forth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tremble"):

shiver; shudder; thrill; throb (tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement)

palpitate; quake; quiver (shake with fast, tremulous movements)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

The crowds tremble in the streets
The streets tremble with crowds


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