Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to tremble
  • v. to make tremble, to terrify

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To shudder with terror; to tremble with fear.
  • transitive v. To shudder at; to abhor; to dread; to loathe.
  • transitive v. To terrify; to affright.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to shudder or tremble; terrify; disgust.
  • To abhor.
  • To make frightful; disfigure.
  • To shudder; tremble with fear; be much moved.

Etymologies

Old English āgrīsan. (Wiktionary)

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  • to tremble; to make tremble, to terrify

    The kynges herte of pitee gan agryse, Whan he saugh so benigne a creature.
    Chaucer, The Man Of Law’s Tale

    December 4, 2008