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1‘there was a distinct chill in the air’
coldness, chilliness, coolness, iciness, crispness, rawness, bitterness, nip, bite, sting, sharpness, keenness, harshness, wintriness, frigidity
2‘he took to his bed with a chill’
cold, dose of flu, dose of influenza, respiratory infection, viral infection, virus
3‘he tried to end the chill in his relations with the West’
unfriendliness, lack of understanding, lack of sympathy, lack of warmth, chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, aloofness, distance, remoteness, unresponsiveness
1‘the dessert is best made ahead and then chilled’
make cold, make colder, cool, cool down, cool off
refrigerate, freeze, quick-freeze, deep-freeze, ice
2‘his quiet tone chilled Ruth more than if he had shouted’
scare, frighten, petrify, terrify, alarm, appal, disturb, disquiet, unsettle
make someone's blood run cold, chill someone's blood, chill to the bone, chill to the marrow, make someone's flesh crawl, give someone goose pimples, scare witless, frighten the living daylights out of, fill with fear, strike terror into, put the fear of God into, throw into a panic
informal scare the pants off
British informal put the wind up, give someone the heebie-jeebies, make someone's hair curl
Irish informal scare the bejesus out of
vulgar slang scare shitless
1‘a chill wind came through the open doors’
cold, chilly, cool, crisp, fresh, brisk
bleak, wintry, snowy, frosty, icy, ice-cold, icy-cold, glacial, polar, arctic, raw, sharp, bitter, bitterly cold, biting, piercing, penetrating, numbing, freezing, frigid
British informal parky
rare gelid, brumal
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