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verb [intransitive] shiver pronunciation in British English /ˈʃɪvə(r)/
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present tense
present participleshivering
past tenseshivered
past participleshivered

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  1. if you shiver, your body shakes slightly, for example because you are cold or frightened

    We stood shivering in the icy wind.

    shiver with cold/fear/surprise etc:

    She shivered with fear at the thought of seeing him again.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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