shudder

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shudder(
shuh
-
duhr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to shake from emotion)
a. estremecerse
I shuddered when I heard a horrible shriek coming from the tower.Me estremecí cuando escuché un alarido horrible viniendo de la torre.
Jean shuddered when she saw the photographs of the accident.Jean se estremeció al ver las fotos del accidente.
b. temblar
I still shudder when I think how close we came to being killed that night.Todavía tiemblo cuando pienso lo cerca que estuvimos de morir esa noche.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you know what your son has done now? - I shudder to think!¿Sabe lo que ha hecho su hijo ahora? - ¡No quiero ni pensarlo!
I shudder to think how much all of this is going to cost!Tiemblo de pensar cuánto va a costar todo esto.
2. (to shake because of a physical phenomenon)
a. vibrar
The plane started to shudder as it gathered speed.El avión empezó a vibrar según aceleraba.
b. temblar
The whole building shuddered with the earthquake.Todo el edificio tembló con el terremoto.
c. dar sacudidas
The bus shuddered to a stop.El autobús paró dando sacudidas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (shaking)
a. el estremecimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A shudder ran through his body when he saw the police officer at the door.Un estremecimiento le recorrió el cuerpo cuando vio al policía en la puerta.
b. el escalofrío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
That sound sends shudders down my spine.Ese sonido me da escalofríos.
c. la sacudida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We felt a shudder in the ground as the aftershock hit.Sentimos una sacudida en el suelo cuando se produjo la réplica.
d. la vibración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I took the car to the mechanic because there was a shudder in the steering.Llevé el coche al mecánico porque notaba una vibración en la dirección.
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shudder
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of person)
a. el estremecimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a.
it gives me the shuddersme pone los pelos de punta
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (person)
a. estremecerse
4. (vehicle)
a. dar una sacudida
I shudder to think of itme estremezco sólo de pensarlo
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shudder [ˈʃʌdəʳ]
intransitive verb
[+person] estremecerse;with de; [+machinery] vibrar
the car shuddered to a halt el coche paró a sacudidas; I shudder to think solo pensarlo me da horror
noun
[of person] estremecimiento (m); escalofrío (m); [of machinery] vibración (f); sacudida (f)
to give a shudder
it gave a shudder dio una sacudida; a shudder ran through her se estremeció; she realized with a shudder that ... se estremeció al darse cuenta de que ...; it gives me the shudders me da escalofríos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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