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!
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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Even on a warm day, getting wet can give you the shivers. So if you have to go out in the rain, you probably wear clothes that keep you dry, such as a raincoat, a rain hat, and boots.
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.
Creepy Crawlies is home to hundreds of tiny critters of the night while Mark O'Shea's ReptileWorld houses so many deadly snakes and reptiles that they're bound to give you the shivers!
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.