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Physical sensations and movements in response to emotions

cringe

verb

to move back slightly from something that is unpleasant or frightening

cringe

noun

a quick slight movement away from something that is unpleasant or frightening

flinch

verb

to make a sudden small movement because you are afraid, surprised, or in pain

prick

noun

a small, sharp, unpleasant feeling or emotion

prickle

noun

an uncomfortable feeling on your skin caused by an emotion

quail

verb

to be very afraid, often so afraid that your body shakes slightly

quake

verb

to feel so afraid that your body shakes slightly

recoil

verb

to move quickly back from someone or something frightening or unpleasant

shake

verb

if you shake, your body makes lots of small quick movements that you cannot control, usually because you are cold, or because you are feeling a very strong emotion

shiver

verb

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

shiver

noun

a shaking movement that your body makes when you are cold, frightened, or excited

shudder

verb

if you shudder, your body suddenly shakes, for example because you suddenly feel cold or frightened

shudder

noun

a quick uncontrolled shaking movement

start back

to make a sudden nervous movement away from someone or something that has frightened you

tremble

verb

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

tremor

noun

a slight shaking movement in your body or your voice that you cannot control, for example because you feel ill or frightened

tremble

noun

go hot and cold

to suddenly become very nervous, afraid, or confused about something

your skin crawls

if your skin crawls, you suddenly feel uncomfortable because you are frightened or shocked or because you dislike someone very much

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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