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English noun: thrill

1. thrill (feeling) the swift release of a store of affective force


SamplesThey got a great bang out of it.
What a boot!.
He got a quick rush from injecting heroin.
He does it for kicks.


Synonymsbang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush


Broader (hypernym)excitement, exhilaration

2. thrill (feeling) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright


SamplesA frisson of surprise shot through him.


Synonymschill, frisson, quiver, shiver, shudder, tingle


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright

3. thrill (act) something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation


SamplesThe thrills of space travel.


Broader (hypernym)excitation, excitement


English verb: thrill

1. thrill (perception) cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input


SamplesThe men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, stimulate, stir

2. thrill (emotion) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion


SamplesHe was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine.


Synonymstickle, vibrate


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

3. thrill (motion) tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement


Synonymsshiver, shudder, throb


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)tremble

4. thrill (emotion) fill with sublime emotion


SamplesThe children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies.
He was inebriated by his phenomenal success.


ExamplesThe bad news will thrill him, The performance is likely to thrill Sue


Synonymsbeatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, tickle pink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift









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