give (one) the shivers

give (one) the shivers

1. To cause one to have a feeling of fear or dread. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is giving me the shivers!
2. To cause one to feel an acute tingling sensation resulting from intense pleasure, exhilaration, or excitement. Wow, that song gave me the shivers! Did you write that yourself? The movie had the most incredible twist ending. It seriously still gives me the shivers just thinking about it!
See also: give, 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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