get the shivers

get the shivers

To begin to feel fear or dread. Can we get out of here? I'm getting the shivers from this creepy old house!
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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Senior executives and corporate lawyers get the shivers from thoughts of the Valdez, as well.