January 02, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
chill /ˈtʃɪl/ verb

chills; chilled; chilling

The dog is chilling out in the grass.
The dog is chilling out in the grass.
Learner's definition of CHILL

1 a [+ object] : to make (someone or something) cold or cool

  • Chill the dessert for one hour before serving it.

— often used as (be) chilled

  • The spectators were chilled by the cold wind.

  • chilled wine

  • a chilled soup

  • I was chilled to the bone/marrow. [=very cold]

b [no object] : to become cold or cool

  • Let the dessert chill for one hour before serving it.

2 [+ object] : to cause (someone) to feel afraid

  • Here's a ghost story that will chill you.

  • Her screams chilled me to the bone/marrow.

  • a horrible sight that chilled my bones/blood

3 [no object] informal

a : to become more relaxed : to become less tense, anxious, or angry

  • He thinks his parents are way too uptight and says they should just chill.

— often + out

  • They should just chill out.

— often used as a command

  • Chill (out), man

b : to spend time in a relaxed manner

  • I decided to stay home and chill.

— often + out

  • She's been chilling out with her girlfriends.

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