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 one. 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 chills up my spine!
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That and the crisp, new $20 bill for Deborah - just like the one Irv had left for Scott 12 years ago - sent chills up their spines.