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chill

  

      n  
1    a moderate coldness  
2    a sensation of coldness resulting from a cold or damp environment, or from a sudden emotional reaction  
3    a feverish cold  
4    a check on enthusiasm or joy  
5    a metal plate placed in a sand mould to accelerate cooling and control local grain growth  
6       another name for       bloom   1       9  
      adj  
7       another word for       chilly  
      vb  
8    to make or become cold  
9    tr   to cool or freeze (food, drinks, etc.)  
10    tr  
a    to depress (enthusiasm, etc.)  
b    to discourage  
11    tr   to cool (a casting or metal object) rapidly in order to prevent the formation of large grains in the metal  
12    intr  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   to relax; calm oneself,   (See also)        chill out  
     (Old English ciele; related to calan to cool, Latin gelidus icy)  
  chillingly      adv  
  chillness      n  


chill out   Informal  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to relax, esp. after energetic dancing at a rave  
      adj  
  chill-out  
2    suitable for relaxation after energetic dancing  
a chill-out area, chill-out music     
cook-chill  
      n   a method of food preparation used by caterers, in which cooked dishes are chilled rapidly and reheated as required  
wind-chill  
      n  
a    the serious chilling effect of wind and low temperature: it is measured on a scale that runs from hot to fatal to life and allows for varying combinations of air temperature and wind speed  
b    (as modifier)  
wind-chill factor     
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bloom   [1]  
      n  
1    a blossom on a flowering plant; a flower  
2    the state, time, or period when flowers open (esp. in the phrases in bloom, in full bloom)  
3    open flowers collectively  
a tree covered with bloom     
4    a healthy, vigorous, or flourishing condition; prime (esp. in the phrase the bloom of youth)  
5    youthful or healthy rosiness in the cheeks or face; glow  
6    a fine whitish coating on the surface of fruits, leaves, etc., consisting of minute grains of a waxy substance  
7    any coating similar in appearance, such as that on new coins  
8      (Ecology)   a visible increase in the algal constituent of plankton, which may be seasonal or due to excessive organic pollution  
9      (Also called)    chill          a dull area formed on the surface of gloss paint, lacquer, or varnish  
      vb   mainly intr  
10    (of flowers) to open; come into flower  
11    to bear flowers; blossom  
12    to flourish or grow  
13    to be in a healthy, glowing, or flourishing condition  
14    tr     (Physics)   to coat (a lens) with a thin layer of a substance, often magnesium fluoride, to eliminate surface reflection  
     (C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse blom flower, Old High German bluomo, Middle Dutch bloeme; see blow3)  
  bloomy      adj  


chill         
      n  
1    a moderate coldness  
2    a sensation of coldness resulting from a cold or damp environment, or from a sudden emotional reaction  
3    a feverish cold  
4    a check on enthusiasm or joy  
5    a metal plate placed in a sand mould to accelerate cooling and control local grain growth  
6       another name for       bloom   1       9  
      adj  
7       another word for       chilly  
      vb  
8    to make or become cold  
9    tr   to cool or freeze (food, drinks, etc.)  
10    tr  
a    to depress (enthusiasm, etc.)  
b    to discourage  
11    tr   to cool (a casting or metal object) rapidly in order to prevent the formation of large grains in the metal  
12    intr  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   to relax; calm oneself,   (See also)        chill out  
     (Old English ciele; related to calan to cool, Latin gelidus icy)  
  chillingly      adv  
  chillness      n  
chill out   Informal  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to relax, esp. after energetic dancing at a rave  
      adj  
  chill-out  
2    suitable for relaxation after energetic dancing  
a chill-out area, chill-out music     
cook-chill  
      n   a method of food preparation used by caterers, in which cooked dishes are chilled rapidly and reheated as required  
wind-chill  
      n  
a    the serious chilling effect of wind and low temperature: it is measured on a scale that runs from hot to fatal to life and allows for varying combinations of air temperature and wind speed  
b    (as modifier)  
wind-chill factor     

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chill

  

      adj  
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  
      vb  
3    congeal, cool, freeze, refrigerate  
4      (figurative)   dampen, deject, depress, discourage, dishearten, dismay  
      n  
5    bite, cold, coldness, coolness, crispness, frigidity, nip, rawness, sharpness  

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chill out exp.
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!

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n.
Slang for having intimate relations with another person while Netflix is on in the background.
[Slang] Example: I invited Jen over to my place for a Netflix and chill kind of night.
exp.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
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