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thrill

noun [C] uk   /θrɪl/ us  
C1 a feeling of extreme excitement, usually caused by something pleasant: the thrill of winning a competition So why do people still go hunting - is it the thrill of the chase? It gave me a real thrill to see her again after so many years. The video shows the thrills and spills (= excitement and accidents) of motor racing.

thrill

verb [I or T] uk   /θrɪl/ us  
C2 to make someone feel very excited and pleased: McIlroy thrilled the golf world with his performance.
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