Definition of give (someone) the shivers
- The look in his eyes gave me the shivers.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence
: to break into many small pieces : shatter
: 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
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