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English definition of “send shudders/a shudder down your spine”

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send shudders/a shudder down your spine

to cause you to feel extremely worried or frightened: When I think of what might have happened in the accident, it sends shudders down my spine.
Translations of “send shudders/a shudder down your spine”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)不寒而慄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)不寒而栗…
(Definition of send shudders/a shudder down your spine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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