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English definition of “shiver (up and) down your spine”

shiver (up and) down your spine

informal
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.Frightening and scaringExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of shiver (up and) down your spine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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