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judder

[juhd-er] /ˈdʒʌd ər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to vibrate violently:
an old automobile with a clutch that judders.
noun
2.
a state or instance of juddering.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; perhaps j(olt) + (sh)udder
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  • He only shuffled half a dozen steps, each one making his thick flesh judder.
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judder

/ˈdʒʌdə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to shake or vibrate
noun
2.
abnormal vibration in a mechanical system, esp due to grabbing between friction surfaces, as in the clutch of a motor vehicle
3.
a juddering motion
Word Origin
probably blend of jar² + shudder
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