judder

[juhd-er] Chiefly British.
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:
1930–35; perhaps j(olt) + (sh)udder

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judder (ˈdʒʌdə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to shake or vibrate
 
n
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
 
[probably blend of jar² + shudder]

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He only shuffled half a dozen steps, each one making his thick flesh judder.
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