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    thrill

    thrill - Dictionary definition and meaning for word thrill

    Definition
    (noun) the swift release of a store of affective force
    Synonyms : bang , boot , charge , flush , kick , rush
    Example Sentence
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
    Definition
    (noun) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    Synonyms : chill , frisson , quiver , shiver , shudder , tingle
    Example Sentence
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
    Definition
    (noun) something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
    Example Sentence
    • the thrills of space travel
    Definition
    (verb) cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
    Example Sentence
    • The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow
    Definition
    (verb) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
    Synonyms : tickle , vibrate
    Example Sentence
    • he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine
    Definition
    (verb) tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    Synonyms : shiver , shudder , throb
    Definition
    (verb) fill with sublime emotion
    Example Sentence
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success
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