1. (trans.) to shake or agitate violently
2. (trans.) to cause (muscles) to undergo violent spasms or contractions
3. (intr. ; often followed by “with”) (informal) . to shake or be overcome (with violent emotion, in particular laughter)4. (trans.) to disrupt the normal running of (a country, etc.)
What fever possesses him
Convulses these chubby limbs
Banning slumber from this body?