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a shiver down (one's) spine

A shudder felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. I felt a shiver down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
See also: down, shiver, spine

a shiver ran down (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver ran down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver ran down her spine.
See also: down, ran, shiver, spine

a shiver ran up (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver ran down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver ran down her spine.
See also: ran, shiver, spine, up

a shiver runs/goes down (one's) spine

A shudder is felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. A shiver runs down my spine every time I walk by that creepy old house. I felt a shiver go down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
See also: down, goes, run, shiver, spine

a shiver went down (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver went down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver went down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver went down her spine.
See also: down, shiver, spine

a shiver went up (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver went up John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver went up my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver went up her spine.
See also: shiver, spine, up

get the shivers

To begin to feel fear or dread. Can we get out of here? I'm getting the shivers from this creepy old house!
See also: get, shiver

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

send a shiver down (one's) spine

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

send a shiver up (one's) spine

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

send shivers down (one's) spine

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

send shivers up (one's) spine

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

shiver me timbers

An exclamation of surprise. The phrase originated with sailors (as "shiver one's timbers" meant to destroy one's ship) and is usually used today in cartoonish portrayals of pirates. Well, shiver me timbers—I didn't think you were getting into town until tomorrow! You got cast as a pirate in the play? I bet you have one line—"Shiver me timbers!"
See also: shiver, timber

a ˈshiver runs/goes down somebody’s spine

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send a ˈshiver up/down somebody’s spine

feel, or make somebody feel, excitement or anxiety: This piece of music sends shivers down my spine.When I heard all those people shouting and screaming, a shiver ran down my spine.
See also: down, goes, run, shiver, spine

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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The couple purchased the old Thompson's Fish House in October 2007 and renovated the building, changing the name to Shivers Creek Fish House to honor the town that once stood.
Last year, Shivers was convicted of the murders of the two soldiers and ordered to serve at least 25 years, but that judgment was quashed earlier this year by Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal.
Last year Mr Shivers, who has cystic fibrosis and is not expected to live much beyond 50, was convicted of the soldiers' murders and other offences linked to the attack and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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Mr Shivers suffers from cystic fibrosis and has an estimated four to five years to live.
Cystic fibrosis sufferer Shivers, 46, was handed a life sentence after the judge, Mr Justice Anthony Hart, found him guilty of being part of the killer gang.
Real IRA thug Brian Shivers, who is terminally ill with cystic fibrosis, shot the men at an Army base in Northern Ireland.
Cystic fibrosis sufferer Brian Shivers, 46, was handed a life sentence after a judge found him guilty of being part of the gang that gunned down Sappers Patrick Azimkar, 21 and Mark Quinsey, 23, outside Massereene Army barracks in Antrim on March 7 2009.
The sharks live in clans called Shivers and there is a five tier line of command which controls members of the group.
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