a chill/shiver runs up/down someone's spine

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Definition of a chill/shiver runs up/down someone's spine

used to say that someone feels very thrilled, frightened, etc. A shiver runs up my spine when I listen to a beautiful Beethoven symphony.A (cold) shiver ran down my spine when I heard his angry voice.

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“A chill/shiver runs up/down someone's spine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20chill%2Fshiver%20runs%20up%2Fdown%20someone%27s%20spine. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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