take the chill off

Definition of take the chill off

:to raise the temperature slightly to a comfortable level
  • I'll turn on the heat for a bit, just to take the chill off.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

chill play
  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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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