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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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