Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The creeps

the creeps
n., informal

1 An uncomfortable tightening of the skin caused by fear or shock.
Reading the story of a ghost gave Joe the creeps.
(Joe felt uncomfortable while reading the story.)

2 A strong feeling of fear or disgust.
The cold damp lonely swamp gave John the creeps.
(The swamp filled John with horror and fear.)

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