jitters


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jit·ter

 (jĭt′ər)
intr.v. jit·tered, jit·ter·ing, jit·ters
1. To be nervous or uneasy; fidget.
2. To make small quick jumpy movements: The pictures on the wall jitter whenever a truck drives by.
n.
1. A jittering movement; a tic.
2. jitters A fit of nervousness. Often used with the.
3.
a. An unwanted variation in an electronic or optical signal.
b. An unwanted variation in the arrival times of a sequence of data packets over a digital network.

[Perhaps alteration of chitter.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jitters - extreme nervousnessjitters - extreme nervousness      
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
nerves, nervousness - an uneasy psychological state; "he suffered an attack of nerves"

jitters

plural noun nerves, anxiety, butterflies (in your stomach) (informal), nervousness, the shakes (informal), fidgets, cold feet (informal), the willies (informal), tenseness, heebie-jeebies (slang) I had a case of the jitters during my first two speeches.
Translations

jitters

[ˈdʒɪtəz] NPL the jittersel canguelo, los nervios
to get the jittersponerse nervioso
to give sb the jittersponer nervioso a algn
to have the jitterstener el canguelo, estar nervioso

jitters

[ˈdʒɪtərz] npl
to get the jitters [person] → avoir la trouille, avoir la frousse

jitters

pl (inf) the jittersdas große Zittern (inf)or Bibbern (inf); his jitterssein Bammel m (inf); he had (a bad case of) the jitters about the examer hatte wegen der Prüfung das große Zittern (inf); to give somebody the jittersjdn ganz rappelig machen (inf)

jitters

[ˈdʒɪtəz] npl (fam) → fifa fsg
to have the jitters → avere fifa
to get the jitters → prendersi uno spavento

jitters

n. [slang] nerviosidad.
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