give (one) the shivers

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give (one) the shivers

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!
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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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That's where something is familiar enough to be recognizable but weird enough to give you the shivers.
Our archives - and those of the City of CardiffCouncil Library's Media Collection - have unearthed some treasures, but be warned, some of them may give you the shivers.
Hopefully I'll give you the shivers with some of the sinister things Uriah does.
If you are scared of heights and don't like 3D, I'm sure the 2D will still give you the shivers over the river.
Winter white outside may give you the shivers but inside it promotes a serene and calming interior in which you can hibernate.
Ambling around moss-covered tombs of long-gone souls one lazy summer's afternoon may give you the shivers, but Yorkshire's churchyards thrive with a profusion of birds, insects, indigenous small mammals and rare plants.
If your taste runs to ghoulies, ghosties and things that go bump in the night then there's much here - including a final twist I can't possibly reveal - to give you the shivers.
Even on a warm day, getting wet can give you the shivers.
Y-AB: Well, (laughs) at least the burnt plastic's an object and it does give you the shivers the first time you see it.