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a chill runs/goes down (one's) spine

A shudder is felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. A chill runs down my spine every time I walk by that creepy old house. I felt a chill go down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
See also: chill, down, goes, run, spine

a shiver down (one's) spine

A shudder felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. I felt a shiver down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
See also: down, shiver, spine

a shiver ran down (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver ran down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver ran down her spine.
See also: down, ran, shiver, spine

a shiver ran up (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver ran down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver ran down her spine.
See also: ran, shiver, spine, up

a shiver runs/goes down (one's) spine

A shudder is felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. A shiver runs down my spine every time I walk by that creepy old house. I felt a shiver go down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
See also: down, goes, run, shiver, spine

a shiver went down (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver went down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver went down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver went down her spine.
See also: down, shiver, spine

a shiver went up (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver went up John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver went up my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver went up her spine.
See also: shiver, spine, up

send a chill down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in one. The way that sonata swells always sends a chill down my spine. It sent a chill down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a chill down my spine!
See also: chill, down, send, spine

send a chill up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in one. The way that sonata swells always sends a chill up my spine. It sent a chill up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a chill up my spine!
See also: chill, send, spine, up

send a shiver down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends a shiver down my spine. It sent a shiver down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a shiver down my spine!
See also: down, send, shiver, spine

send a shiver up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends a shiver up my spine. It sent a shiver up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a shiver up my spine!
See also: send, shiver, spine, up

send chills down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of fear, nervousness, exhilaration, or excitement in one. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending chills down my spine! The way that sonata swells always sends chills down my spine. It sent chills down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

send chills up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in one. The way that sonata swells always sends chills up my spine. It sent chills up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending chills up my spine!
See also: chill, send, spine, up

send shivers down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of fear, nervousness, exhilaration, or excitement in someone. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending shivers down my spine! The way that sonata swells always sends shivers down my spine. It sent shivers down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look.
See also: down, send, shiver, spine

send shivers up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends shivers up my spine. It sent shivers up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending shivers up my spine!
See also: send, shiver, spine, up

spine-tingling

Thrilling or scary. My brother loves spine-tingling movies, but I don't enjoy watching anything scary.

send a chill down your spine

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send chills down your spine

COMMON
1. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it frightens you. Even after two weeks, the story of the girl still sent a chill down my spine. The sound these animals make sends chills down your spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. These events should send chills up the spines of most investors. I walk past the building and still get chills down my spine.
2. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it makes you feel very excited and emotional. It is one of the things I have a real passion for and just talking about it sends a chill down my spine. The crowd was cheering so loudly, it sent chills down my spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. `That's a song I've loved for 30 years — it sends chills up my spine,' says Geyer.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

a ˈchill runs/goes down somebody’s spine

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send a ˈchill up/down somebody’s spine

feel, or make somebody feel, horror and fear: When I read the details of the murder, a chill ran down my spine.The picture sent a chill up my spine. ▶ ˈspine-chilling adj.: a spine-chilling horror novel
See also: chill, down, goes, run, spine

a ˈshiver runs/goes down somebody’s spine

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send a ˈshiver up/down somebody’s spine

feel, or make somebody feel, excitement or anxiety: This piece of music sends shivers down my spine.When I heard all those people shouting and screaming, a shiver ran down my spine.
See also: down, goes, run, shiver, spine
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In the study, the abundance of spined stilt bugs grew when researchers added dead fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) to the leaves of tobacco plants in greenhouse and field settings.
But when the North Sea cut off Great Britain off from mainland Europe the spined loach was stranded and hasn't moved much since.
Recently, AFLP was used to assess the genetic variation of spined soldier bug taken from one laboratory colony and from 4 field locations; 2 field locations were near the collection site of the founding individuals used to establish the laboratory colony and 2 were more distant (Kneeland et al.
longbow you would try wood arrows spined at 50-55 lbs.
(ii) S is a spined product of an C-wrpp semigroup and a right normal band with respect to a semilattice Y.
Diagnosis: This genus can be recognised from other corinnids by the closely spaced posterior median eyes, densely setose and strongly spined anterior legs, and the uniquely shaped female epigyne and palpal morphology.
The spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris (Say), is a polyphagous predator commonly occurring in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, and is considered an important predator of economic insect pests due to its diversity in prey preference (McPherson, 1980).
1C); dictyonal framework typically aphrocallistid (with diarhys es) with beams partly smooth and partly sparsly spined, 49-88-188 [micro]m in thickness; meshes 3- and 4-sided, very irregular with sides 183-483-1059 [micro]m.
Colonies with spines recorded at the preexposure time were classified as constitutively spined and those with no spines by five days postexposure were classified as unspined.
The smallest shark - the spined pygmy - is only nine inches long.
Spined loaches of the family Cobitidae and stone loaches of the family Nemacheilidae are large groups of primarily freshwater fishes which are very common and widespread in waters of the Palearctic region (Nalbant et al.
Before attempting any bow tuning procedures, make certain you are using properly spined arrows.
The head is large with bony ridges, often spined. Though the most notable part of their anatomy is their very large pectoral fins which can be tucked along their side.