chilled to the bone/marrow

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of chilled to the bone/marrow

: very cold
  • I was chilled to the bone/marrow.

Word by Word Definitions

chill play chilled
  1. : a sensation of cold accompanied by shivering

  2. : a disagreeable sensation of coldness

  3. : a moderate but disagreeable degree of cold

  1. : moderately cold

  2. : cold, raw

  3. : affected by cold

  1. : to become cold

  2. : to shiver or quake with or as if with cold

  3. : to become taken with a chill

bone play
  1. : one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate

  2. : any of various hard animal substances or structures (such as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone

  3. : the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed

  1. : to remove the bones from

  2. : to provide (a garment) with stays

  3. : to rub (something, such as a boot or a baseball bat) with something hard (such as a piece of bone) in order to smooth the surface

  1. : extremely, very

marrow play
  1. : bone marrow

  2. : the substance of the spinal cord

  3. : the choicest of food

  1. : one of a pair


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