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English definition of “goose bumps”

goose bumps

plural noun    /ˈɡusˌbʌmps/ (also goose flesh,  /ˈɡusˌfleʃ/, goose pimples,  /ˈɡusˌpɪm·pəlz/)
a temporary condition in which small raised swellings appear on the skin because of cold , fear , or excitement : Let’s move out into the sun – I’m getting goose bumps.
(Definition of goose bumps plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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