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verb [intransitive] tremble pronunciation in British English /ˈtremb(ə)l/
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present tense
present participletrembling
past tensetrembled
past participletrembled

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  1. 1
    if your body or part of your body trembles, it shakes, usually because you are nervous, afraid, or excited

    Adam’s hands began to tremble as he opened the letter.

    tremble with:

    She was trembling with anger.

    tremble violently/uncontrollably:

    Her knees were trembling violently beneath her skirt.

  2. 2
    if your voice trembles, you cannot talk in a steady calm way, especially because you are nervous, afraid, or excited

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