Meaning of “shiver (up and) down your spine” in the English Dictionary

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"shiver (up and) down your spine" in British English

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shiver (up and) down your spine


a frightened or excited feeling:

At its most terrifying, his writing sends shivers up and down my spine.
Whenever I hear that music, I feel a shiver down my spine.

(Definition of “shiver (up and) down your spine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)