a chill runs/goes down somebody's spine

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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
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