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Definition of thrill verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

thrill

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//θrɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thrill
BrE BrE//θrɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɪl//
 
he / she / it thrills
BrE BrE//θrɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɪlz//
 
past simple thrilled
BrE BrE//θrɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɪld//
 
past participle thrilled
BrE BrE//θrɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɪld//
 
-ing form thrilling
BrE BrE//ˈθrɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθrɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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thrill somebody to excite or please somebody very much This band has thrilled audiences all over the world. I was thrilled by your news. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘pierce or penetrate’): alteration of dialect thirl ‘pierce, bore’. Phrasal Verbsthrill to something
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