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Quake, tremble, oscillate, quake in one's boots, quiver, rock, shake,shake in one's boots, shake in one's shoes, shiver, shudder, teeter, totter,vibrate, wobble .
All these verbs , in English, refer to various ways of trembling.
Some can be used in different situations, others convey precise meanings . Let's see some of them .
1 to tremble : shake slightly because you are afraid, nervous, excited.
2 to quake : shake because you are terrified, or show great fear ; but you can also quake with laughter.
3 to shudder/ shiver : tremble strongly with fear or disgust . Shiver at the thought of something horrible.
4 to teeter : move in an unsteady way back and forth or from side to side.
5 to totter: walk in an unsteady way as children or old people do. Be unstable .
6 to wobble: waver, move or rotate in an uneven way ( e.g. suspension bridges ).
7 to rock (trans. intrans.) move gently back and forth.
8 to vibrate : shake with quick , rhythmic movements.
9 to oscillate :swing back and forth with regularity . Fig . vacillate in thoughts.
10 to shake : cause a movement from side to side or up and down with jerks (abrupt movements).
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