get the shivers

get the shivers

1. To begin to feel fear or dread. Can we get out of here? I'm getting the shivers from this creepy old house!
2. To experience an acute tingling sensation resulting from intense pleasure, fear, exhilaration, or excitement. Wow, I got the shivers listening to that song! Did you write it yourself? The movie had the most incredibly twist ending. I seriously still get the shivers just thinking about it!
See also: get, shiver
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give somebody/get the ˈshivers

(informal) make somebody feel fear and horror: That old portrait gives me the shivers.I get the shivers every time I hear his name.
See also: get, give, shiver, somebody
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