chill

chill
[[t]tʃɪ̱l[/t]]
chills, chilling, chilled
1) V-ERG When you chill something or when it chills, you lower its temperature so that it becomes colder but does not freeze.

[V n] Chill the fruit salad until serving time...

These doughs can be rolled out while you wait for the pastry to chill.

[V-ed] ...a glass of chilled champagne.

Ant:
2) VERB When cold weather or something cold chills a person or a place, it makes that person or that place feel very cold.

[V n] The marble floor was beginning to chill me...

[V n] An exposed garden may be chilled by cold winds...

[V-ed] Wade placed his chilled hands on the radiator and warmed them...

[V-ing] The boulder sheltered them from the chilling wind.

Syn:
3) VERB If you say that something you see, hear, or feel chills you, you mean that it frightens you. [WRITTEN]

[V n] There was a coldness in her that chilled him...

[V n to n] Some films chill you to the marrow of your bones.

4) N-COUNT If something sends a chill through you, it gives you a sudden feeling of fear or anxiety.

The violence used against the students sent a chill through Indonesia...

He smiled, an odd, dreamy smile that sent chills up my back.

Syn:
5) N-COUNT A chill is a mild illness which can give you a slight fever and headache.

He caught a chill while performing at a rain-soaked open-air venue.

6) ADJ: ADJ n Chill weather is cold and unpleasant.

...chill winds, rain and choppy seas.

Phrasal Verbs:
N-SING
Chill is also a noun.

September is here, bringing with it a chill in the mornings. ...the cold chill of the night.


English dictionary. 2008.

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