make one's blood curdle


make one's blood curdle
fill one with horror

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  • make one's blood curdle — ► make one s blood curdle fill one with horror. Main Entry: ↑curdle …   English terms dictionary

  • make one's blood curdle — fill one with horror. → curdle …   English new terms dictionary

  • curdle — ► VERB ▪ separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps. ● make one s blood curdle Cf. ↑make one s blood curdle …   English terms dictionary

  • curdle — v.tr. & intr. make into or become curds; congeal. Phrases and idioms: make one s blood curdle fill one with horror. Derivatives: curdler n. Etymology: frequent. form of CURD (as verb) …   Useful english dictionary

  • curdle — verb (with reference to a liquid) separate or cause to separate into solid and liquid parts. Phrases make one s blood curdle fill one with horror. Derivatives curdler noun Origin C16: frequentative of obs. curd congeal …   English new terms dictionary

  • shock — I n 1. blow, jar, jolt, turn, start, staggering blow; impact, brunt, clash, collision, crash, Inf. crack up, Inf. smash up, Inf. crunch; appulse, bump, encounter, jostle, jounce, brush, bounce, jerk; assault, attack, offense, insult. 2. agitation …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • frighten — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To strike with fear] Syn. scare, alarm, terrify, daunt, dismay, cow, terrorize, shock, startle, dishearten, abash, dispirit, throw into a fright, raise apprehension, intimidate, deter, threaten, prey on the mind, badger,… …   English dictionary for students

  • terrify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. terrorize, frighten, alarm; appall, dismay; cow, intimidate; panic, stampede. See fear. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. shock, horrify, terrorize; see frighten 1 . See Synonym Study at frighten . III… …   English dictionary for students

  • terrify — v terrorize, fill with terror, consternate, Chiefly Scot. fley, Archaic. affright; scare to death, Sl. scare stiff, Inf. scare or frighten out of one s wits or senses; stun, paralyze, petrify, freeze, strike dumb, put one s heart in one s mouth;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • spook — [v] frighten, scare alarm, curdle the blood*, discomfort, horrify, make one’s blood run cold*, make one’s teeth chatter*, panic, petrify, scare away, scare stiff*, scare the pants off of*, scare to death*, startle, strike terror into*, terrify,… …   New thesaurus