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Adjective
Unpleasantly cold
“It will have a devastating effect on the global economic situation and all businesses in Scotland and around the world could as a consequence feel the chill winds of recession.”
Adjective
Lacking in friendliness or warmth of feeling
“… were met with a chill gaze when they arrived home late from the party.”
Adjective
Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer
“… the house's design may be cutting-edge, but it has a chill sterility about it that is anything but homey.”
Noun
An unpleasant feeling of coldness in the atmosphere, one's surroundings, or the body
“There was a noticeable chill in the air and barely a sound to be heard as sombre onlookers waited in the moments before builders began the demolition.”
Noun
A feverish cold
“On the return trip, Mary caught a chill and the subsequent fever nearly killed her.”
Noun
A coldness of manner
“As he says this, a sudden chill descends on Penelope Wilton's hitherto friendly Sonya as if he has trodden on her soul.”
Noun
A feeling of coldness resulting from a cold or damp environment or from sudden fear
“He smiled an odd smile that sent a chill through me.”
Noun
A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body
Noun
Verb
To cause to lose heat
“If you chill the foods once bacteria have proliferated, they will not suddenly disappear.”
Verb
To lessen the courage or confidence of
“There was a coldness in her voice which chilled him.”
Verb
To get rid of nervous tension or anxiety
“… you want to hang out with us and just chill this weekend?”
Verb
To spend time with another person or group
“His change in tone frightened her and she knew that his next words would chill her to the bone.”
Verb
To spend time doing nothing
“… instead of going out tonight, let's stay in and chill.”
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