chill ( chills plural & 3rd person present) ( chilling present participle) ( chilled past tense & past participle )
1 verb When you chill something or when it chills, you lower its temperature so that it becomes colder but does not freeze., (Antonym: warm up)
Chill the fruit salad until serving time... V n
These doughs can be rolled out while you wait for the pastry to chill. V
...a glass of chilled champagne. V-ed
2 verb When cold weather or something cold chills a person or a place, it makes that person or that place feel very cold.
An exposed garden may be chilled by cold winds... V n
Wade placed his chilled hands on the radiator and warmed them... V-ed
The boulder sheltered them from the chilling wind. V-ing
3 n-count If something sends a chill through you, it gives you a sudden feeling of fear or anxiety.
The violence used against the students sent a chill through Indonesia..., He smiled, an odd, dreamy smile that sent chills up my back.
4 n-count A chill is a mild illness which can give you a slight fever and headache.
He caught a chill while performing at a rain-soaked open-air venue.
5 adj Chill weather is cold and unpleasant. ADJ n ...chill winds, rain and choppy seas. Chill is also a noun., n-sing ...the cold chill of the night. chill out phrasal verb To chill out means to relax after you have done something tiring or stressful. INFORMAL
(=relax) After raves, we used to chill out in each others' bedrooms. V P
Chill-out places or things are intended to help you relax.
INFORMAL adj ADJ n
...some summer chill-out music.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 biting, bleak, chilly, cold, freezing, frigid, parky (Brit. informal) raw, sharp, wintry
2 (figurative) aloof, cool, depressing, distant, frigid, hostile, stony, unfriendly, ungenial, unresponsive, unwelcoming
3 congeal, cool, freeze, refrigerate
4 (figurative) dampen, deject, depress, discourage, dishearten, dismay
5 bite, cold, coldness, coolness, crispness, frigidity, nip, rawness, sharpness
Diccionario de inglés sinónimos
relax, calm down
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