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Plural for a feeling of coldness in the atmosphere, one's surroundings, or the body
“Despite the slight chill in the air, the exertion of walking resulted in a cold sweat on the back of my neck and under my jacket.”
Plural for a coldness of manner
“Sensing the chill in her voice, Virginia decided to end the conversation and said her goodbyes.”
Plural for an uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm
“Elisabeth felt a chill along the base of her spine when she heard the horrible news.”
Plural for a physical reaction to cold or from sudden fear or excitement
“She felt a chill when she saw how the sky and the land were already losing their boundaries, already becoming lost in each other.”
Plural for something that has a subduing, inhibiting or negative effect
“Never let tension put a chill on your relationship with your adult child.”
Plural for a feverish cold
“On the return trip, Mary caught a chill and was subsequently laid up in bed for a couple of days.”
To subject to cold temperatures
“The ice had literally melted, but there was enough left to chill the champagne which awaited Davies after the show.”
To cause to be scared or terrified
“His change in tone frightened her, and she knew that his next words would chill her to the bone.”
To diminish the confidence or courage of
“Whatever the reason, thoughts of some imminent disaster seemed suddenly to chill his enthusiasm.”
(informal) To relax or spend time doing nothing
“I was just wondering if you wanted to come over to my place to chill for a bit?”
(informal) To relax after a period of work or tension
“You're way too tense! I think you need to take a deep breath and chill.”
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