goose bumps


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goose bumps

Bumps on one's skin where one's body hair stands on end as the result of an intense feeling of cold, nervousness, anxiety, excitement, or fear. I got goose bumps watching that scary movie last night! Their concert was so amazing, I got goose bumps when they played their first song! It's so cold in here that I'm getting goose bumps.
See also: bump, goose

*goose bumps

 and *goose pimples
Fig. a prickly feeling related to having bumps on one's skin due to fear, excitement, or cold. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) When I hear that old song, I get goose bumps. I never have goose pimples, but my teeth chatter when it's cold.
See also: bump, goose
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Live is a different experience where nerves turn into adrenaline, giving you goose bumps. When people record they tend to add more comforts.
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When we get cold or frightened, we get goose bumps, which cause the tiny hairs on our skin to stand straight up.
Example: I get goose bumps when I watch a scary movie.
The "goose bumps" have hairs growing from the centers.