Definition of “chill” - English Dictionary

“chill” in British English

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chillverb [ I or T ]

uk /tʃɪl/ us /tʃɪl/

chillnoun

uk /tʃɪl/ us /tʃɪl/

chilladjective

uk /tʃɪl/ us /tʃɪl/ literary

(Definition of “chill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“chill” in American English

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chillverb [ I/T ]

us /tʃɪl/

to make or become cold but not freeze:

[ I ] Allow the pudding to chill.
[ T ] Chill the pudding before serving.

Phrasal verb(s)

chillnoun [ C ]

us /tʃɪl/

a cold feeling:

The sun was bright, but there was a chill in the air.
fig. His words sent a chill down her spine (= made her suddenly very fearful).

A chill is also a feeling of cold in your body that makes you shake slightly:

She came home with a headache and chills.

(Definition of “chill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)