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intr.v. jud·dered, jud·der·ing, jud·ders
To shake rapidly or spasmodically; vibrate conspicuously: "Edith would watch her wrestling with words, her thin little body juddering with the effort to unlock them" (Anita Brookner).
A rapid or spasmodic shaking.
(intr) to shake or vibrate
1. (Automotive Engineering) abnormal vibration in a mechanical system, esp due to grabbing between friction surfaces, as in the clutch of a motor vehicle
2. a juddering motion
[probably blend of jar2 + shudder]
v.i. Chiefly Brit.
to vibrate violently: The car engine juddered.
Past participle: juddered
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|Verb||1.||judder - shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
vibrate - shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner