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quiver with (something)

To tremble or shake because of some extreme emotion or condition. I positively quivered with anticipation as I opened up the letter from Harvard. We sat quivering with fear as the troops passed through town. The poor child was quivering with fever by the time I came home with her medicine.
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quiver with something

 
1. Lit. to shake or shiver from something, such as cold, fear, anticipation, etc. On seeing the bear, the dogs quivered with fear. Todd quivered with the cold.
2. Fig. to experience eagerness or joy. I quivered with delight when I saw the dessert. Tom quivered with eagerness as the door opened.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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