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curdle (one's) blood

To terrify someone. That horror movie curdled my blood so badly that I spent the next week sleeping in my parents' bedroom!
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curdle someone's blood

Fig. to frighten or disgust someone severely. The story was scary enough to curdle your blood. The terrible scream was enough to curdle my blood.
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make someone's blood run cold

Fig. to shock or horrify someone. The terrible story in the newspaper made my blood run cold. I could tell you things about prisons that would make your blood run cold.
See also: blood, cold, make, run

make somebody's blood run cold

  also make somebody's blood curdle
if something makes someone's blood run cold, it makes them very frightened I heard a scream which made my blood run cold.
See also: blood, cold, make, run
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The reduction at curdling point in microbial load was due to the extremely high temperature that inactivates the microorganisms [18, 19] similar reports of reduction in microbial load were made by [4, 5, 6].
Sugar raises the temperature that the custard has to reach to thicken; some Latin desserts contain so much sugar you can almost boil the mixture without curdling it.
POCKETS OF DARKNESS So much buzz, so many lights, so many pockets of darkness So many unknown people, Turned down eyes, pavement watching, the reflected glare Of wet streets, Dark, dismal skies, litter, clutter in the city, it's my place, And I love it, he declared to himself, The mighty Tyne charging on, carrying its memories silently To the bosom of the ocean, The bridges of time and history, lamplights - rivulets of sparkle And glitter curdling on the water, Omnidirectional drizzle, swirling, buses screeching in his ears, Taxis streaking past, He checked his watch - there was time.
Tarantino, 47, claims the "blood curdling, pterodactyl-like screams" of 53-year-old Ball's birds are stopping him from working on his latest film.
Terrifying tales of nightmarish dreams, for the power of my quill can bring blood curdling screams.
A spokesman for the German pacifist anti-Nato Greens Party, described the president's remarks as "blood curdling," and compared him with Hitler.
Finish off with orange and lime segments and cherries to give that blood curdling look.
Basically journalists with little or no emotional intelligence ask daft questions that are certain to see soccer bosses fly off the handle with the blood still curdling after a tough 90 minutes in the dug-out.
In October 2002, he was involved in a blood- curdling car wreck in Los Angeles that shattered his face and nearly killed him - but also spurred him toward a crucial breakthrough.