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

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

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

chillplay
  1. :  a sensation of cold accompanied by shivering

    :  a disagreeable sensation of coldness

    :  a moderate but disagreeable degree of cold

  1. :  moderately cold

    :  cold, raw

    :  affected by cold

  1. :  to become cold

    :  to shiver or quake with or as if with cold

    :  to become taken with a chill

shiverplay
  1. :  one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence

  1. :  to break into many small pieces :  shatter

  1. :  to undergo trembling :  quiver

    :  to tremble in the wind as it strikes first one and then the other side (of a sail)

    :  to cause (a sail) to shiver by steering close to the wind

  1. :  an instance of shivering :  tremble

    :  an intense shivery sensation especially of fear

    :  a hard blow (as with a forearm) especially to the head or neck

runplay runs
  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

spineplay
  1. :  spinal column

    :  something resembling a spinal column or constituting a central axis or chief support

    :  the part of a book to which the pages are attached and on the cover of which usually appear the title and author's and publisher's names


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