One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fill (or be filled) with a sudden feeling of great fear or horror.
- ‘I laughed lightly, though memory of my nightmare seemed to freeze my blood.’
- ‘Starting to her feet, her eyes met a sight which froze her blood with terror.’
- ‘Brian looked back at the empty chairs, a sudden terrifying thought making his blood freeze.’
- ‘The moment I stepped in, my blood froze in shock and I couldn't move.’
- ‘The heavy silence descended once more, and Quin felt his blood freeze in his veins.’
- ‘When Nazar saw the tiger, his blood froze, and everything went dark before his eyes.’
- ‘I twisted my head to look at her- and my blood froze.’
- ‘While I haven't read the story in question, as described here it freezes my blood.’
- ‘Every sideways glance she stole in his direction was enough to make her blood freeze.’
- ‘And just at that moment, she heard the opening notes of a haunting melody that froze her blood.’
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