make someone's blood curdle

idiom
variants: or make someone's blood run cold
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make someone's blood curdle

: to cause someone to be very afraid or disgusted
  • a ghost story that will make your blood curdle
  • The horrible news made our blood run cold.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

blood play
  1. : the fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body

  2. : a comparable fluid of an invertebrate

  3. : a fluid resembling blood

  1. : to stain or wet with blood

  2. : bleed

  3. : to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey

curdle play
  1. : to form curds

  2. : to go bad or wrong : spoil

  3. : to cause curds to form in


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