send shivers down someone's spine

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send shivers down someone's spine (third-person singular simple present sends shivers down someone's spine, present participle sending shivers down someone's spine, simple past and past participle sent shivers down someone's spine)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) To terrify; to make someone feel extremely nervous.
    Hearing that the killer escaped prison sent shivers down my spine.

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