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English definition of “send shivers down/up sb's spine”

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send shivers down/up sb's spine

to make someone feel very frightened or excited: The way he looked at me sent shivers down my spine.
Translations of “send shivers down/up sb's spine”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使某人非常驚駭或興奮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使某人非常惊骇或兴奋…
(Definition of send shivers down/up sb's spine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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