Meaning of “send chills down/up sb's spine” in the English Dictionary

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"send chills down/up sb's spine" in British English

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send chills down/up sb's spine

to make someone feel very frightened:

His words sent a chill down her spine.

(Definition of “send chills down/up sb's spine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)