ETYM Latin, from tremere to tremble. Related to Tremble.
Involuntary quivering or shaking of a part of the body. It may be due to fatigue, anxiety, advanced age, debility or a range of neurological conditions, especially Parkinson's disease.
1. A small earthquake; SYN. earth tremor, microseism.
2. An involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear); SYN. shudder.
To raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation.