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1‘the thrill of jumping out of an aeroplane’
thrilling experience, stimulation, sensation, glow, tingle, titillation
fun, enjoyment, amusement, delight, joy, pleasure, treat, adventure
informal buzz, kick
North American informal charge
2‘a thrill of excitement ran through her’
tremor, wave, rush, surge, flash, flush, blaze, stab, dart, throb, tremble, quiver, flutter, shudder, vibration
flow, gush, stream, flood, torrent
1‘even though he couldn't read, the sight of books thrilled him’
excite, stimulate, arouse, rouse, inspire, give joy to, delight, give pleasure to, exhilarate, intoxicate, electrify, galvanize, move, motivate, fire someone's imagination, fuel, brighten, animate, lift, quicken
informal give someone a buzz, give someone a kick
North American informal give someone a charge
2‘he thrilled at the sound of her voice’
be excited, feel excited, tingle, feel joy
informal get a buzz out of, get a kick out of
North American informal get a charge out of
3‘the shock of alarm thrilled through her’
rush, race, surge, cascade, course, flood, flow, gush, wash, well up, sweep, flash, blaze, throb, quiver, shiver, flutter, shudder, vibrate
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