give (one) the creeps

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give (one) the creeps

To make one feel wary or uneasy due to eeriness or strange behavior. I stay away from that old house on the corner, it gives me the creeps! Why is that guy just standing around and not talking to anyone? He's giving me the creeps!
See also: creep, give
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give someone the creeps

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone or something gives you the creeps, they make you feel nervous, afraid or uncomfortable. `This place gives me the creeps,' said Romira. For no good reason, he gave me the creeps.
See also: creep, give, someone
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give someone the creeps

induce a feeling of fear or revulsion in someone.
1996 Roddy Doyle The Woman Who Walked Into Doors It's the emptiness; there's no one on the street at that time, along the river. It gives me the creeps.
See also: creep, give, someone
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give somebody the ˈwillies/heebie-ˈjeebies/ˈcreeps

(informal) make somebody feel nervous or afraid: Being alone in this old house gives me the willies.He gives me the creeps. He’s got such strange eyes.
See also: creep, give, somebody, willies
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References in classic literature ?
Then you'll understand what it is to be treated like this--" It gave him the creeps now to remember it.
OSCAR winner Gary Oldman refused to work with producer Harvey Weinstein because "he gave him the creeps".
The 27-year-old Prince said the tarantula gave him the creeps.
The cast of the show at the New London Theatre even played a practical joke for Gately's 27th birthday on Monday, which he said gave him the creeps.