chill

I UK [tʃɪl] / US verb
Word forms "chill":
present tense I/you/we/they chill he/she/it chills present participle chilling past tense chilled past participle chilled
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1)
a) [intransitive/transitive] if you chill food or drink, or if it chills, it becomes cold enough to be ready to eat or drink

Chill the dessert in the fridge for about two hours.

The wine is chilling right now.

b) [transitive] to make someone feel cold
chill someone to the bone (= make someone feel very cold):

The icy winds had chilled us to the bone.

2) [transitive] to make someone feel extremely frightened or worried

They looked across at me, chilled by what Mark had said.

chill someone to the bone/core/marrow:

It was a thought that chilled me to the core.

3) [intransitive/transitive] if a situation or relationship chills, or if something chills it, it becomes less friendly

The border dispute between the two countries chilled their relations for decades.

4) chill or chill out
[intransitive] informal to relax and stop being angry or nervous, or to spend time relaxing

I'm just going to chill this weekend.

chill to:

You can dance to it or just chill to it.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [tʃɪl] / US noun
Word forms "chill":
singular chill plural chills
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1) [singular] a feeling of being cold

There's a noticeable chill in the air today.

Put it in the oven for a few moments just to take the chill off it.

2) [countable] a minor illness like a cold
catch a chill:

I caught a chill and stayed inside for several days.

3) [countable] a feeling of fear

The population experienced a chill at the threat of an invasion.

send a chill down someone's spine:

An unearthly cry rang out that sent a chill down her spine.


III UK [tʃɪl] / US adjective [only before noun]
1) very cold

She shivered slightly in the chill February air.

2) making you feel nervous or frightened

I was glad to escape the chill atmosphere of the meeting room.


English dictionary. 2014.

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