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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 chill runs/goes down (one's) spine

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

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

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 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

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 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

spine-tingling

Thrilling or scary. My brother loves spine-tingling movies, but I don't enjoy watching anything scary.

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 chills down (one's) spine

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

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!
See also: chill, send, spine, up

send a chill up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in one. The way that sonata swells always sends a chill up my spine. It sent a chill 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!
See also: chill, send, spine, up

send a chill down (one's) spine

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

send a chill down your spine

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send chills down your spine

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1. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it frightens you. Even after two weeks, the story of the girl still sent a chill down my spine. The sound these animals make sends chills down your spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. These events should send chills up the spines of most investors. I walk past the building and still get chills down my spine.
2. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it makes you feel very excited and emotional. It is one of the things I have a real passion for and just talking about it sends a chill down my spine. The crowd was cheering so loudly, it sent chills down my spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. `That's a song I've loved for 30 years — it sends chills up my spine,' says Geyer.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

a ˈchill runs/goes down somebody’s spine

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send a ˈchill up/down somebody’s spine

feel, or make somebody feel, horror and fear: When I read the details of the murder, a chill ran down my spine.The picture sent a chill up my spine. ▶ ˈspine-chilling adj.: a spine-chilling horror novel
See also: chill, down, goes, run, spine

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
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