send chills up (one's) spine

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send chills up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends chills up my spine. It sent chills up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a chill up my spine!
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