thrill Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"thrill" in British English

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thrillnoun [C]

uk   us   /θrɪl/
C1 a ​feeling of ​extremeexcitement, 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 ​videoshows the thrills and ​spills (= ​excitement and ​accidents) of ​motorracing.

thrillverb [I or T]

uk   us   /θrɪl/
C2 to make someone ​feel very ​excited and ​pleased: The 22-year-old ​swimmer thrilled the ​world with his ​performance.
(Definition of thrill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thrillnoun [C]

 us   /θrɪl/
a ​feeling of ​greatexcitement and ​pleasure: It gave me a thrill to ​see her again after so many ​years.
thrill
verb [I/T]  us   /θrɪl/
[T] Just ​standing next to him ​thrilled her.
(Definition of thrill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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