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chill

verb

chill

1. and chilly n. a cold can of beer. Hey, toss me a chill, would ya, buddy? How ’bout a chilly, Billy?
2. tv. to kill someone. (Underworld.) I’ll chill you with one blast from my cannon, you creep!
3. tv. to frighten someone. (Standard English.) The prospect of having to go in there alone chilled Willy, but he went in anyway.
4. tv. to reject someone. She chilled me once too often. I won’t take that from a dame.
5. Go to chill (out).
6. tv. & in. to relax; to cause someone to relax; to hang out [with someone]. (see also chill (out).) They are chilling now. For a while they were real rowdy.
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In front of other footballers and the media, the aggrieved player confronted the journalist responsible and, somewhat chillingly, told him: "If you keep writing this stuff, something serious might happen to you.
Chillingly, they were heard to use a code to say the bomb was in place - "the bricks are in the wall".
In Damages (BBC1, Monday), the chillingly ruthless Glenn Close defends Ellen (Rose Byrne) on a murder charge, but can she prove her innocence?
He claims "hellfire" Christmas is the "most dangerous time of the year" for Muslims - but chillingly adds it could be ideal for a terrorist attack.
Chillingly, the burgeoning knife culture has spread to youngsters, some of whom admit to carrying knives into the classroom.
Army of Shadows'' chillingly shows the mortal cost of wartime patriotism just as it silently indicts the large number of people who went along with the Vichy regime.
That sounds chillingly similar to Total Information Awareness, the Orwellian program that we helped to expose and slap down in 2003.
Four predicted crisis points prove chillingly true and portend an evil which may place the world in jeopardy.
These episodes, while comical, are presented in a chillingly deadpan manner, as the artist performs them with the methodical detachment of an assembly-line worker.
She's chillingly brilliant when speaking for the drug-dazed, and effortlessly adopts the appropriate speech and voice patterns for the two youthful leading characters.
A replica pistol,knife,handcuffs,leg shackles, tape and something that looks chillingly like a cosh, were all found inside a secret safe in his room at a teacher training college when police -acting on a tip off from the US after a ``sting'' -raided him last year.
Chillingly she is forced to confront ghosts from the past in a dark and twisting journey.
There are, of course, degrees of vandalism, but last night's documentary chillingly showed how a group of teenagers, still at school, started off their evening in a 'high-spirited' mood and progressed to more anti-social behaviour, smashing garden statues and trying to cut down a tree in someone's garden.
An attitude that is chillingly supported by certain Christians, repeating an enthusiasm for fascist tendencies yet again.
Finally, they were guilty of being accessories to murder before and after the fact-not only the faraway murders of nameless Vietnamese and Cambodians after the communist victory they ardently supported but also, and more chillingly, the murders of Bay Area neighbors and coworkers killed by members of the Black Panther party, for whom they stored guns, hid fugitives, and, of course, made excuses,