give (someone) the shivers

Definition of give (someone) the shivers

  1. :  to make someone feel very afraid The look in his eyes gave me the shivers.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

shiverplay shivers
  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


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