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Definition of chill verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chill
    he / she / it chills
    past simple chilled
    -ing form chilling
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  1. 1[transitive, usually passive] chill somebody to make someone very cold They were chilled by the icy wind. Let's go home, I'm chilled to the bone (= very cold).
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] when food or a drink chills or when someone chills it, it is made very cold but it does not freeze Let the pudding chill for an hour until set. chill something This wine is best served chilled. chilled foods (= for example in a supermarket) chilled champagne
  3. 3[intransitive] (informal) = chill out We went home and chilled in front of the TV. Just chill, Mom, everything's going to be OK.
  4. 4[transitive] chill somebody/something (literary) to frighten someone His words chilled her. What he saw chilled his blood/chilled him to the bone.
  5. Phrasal Verbschill out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chill