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thrill

1 noun
     
thrill1
1 [countable] a sudden strong feeling of excitement and pleasure, or the thing that makes you feel this:
Winning first place must have been quite a thrill.
the thrill of (doing) something (=the excitement you get from something)
the thrill of travelling at high speeds
Even though I've been acting for years, I still get a thrill out of going on stage.
It gave Pat a thrill to finally see the group perform live.
a thrill of excitement/anticipation/fear etc
She felt a thrill of pride as her son stepped forward.
do something for the thrill of it (=do something for excitement and not for any serious reason)
2

thrills and spills

also thrills and chills informal the excitement and danger involved in an activity, especially a sport
3

the thrill of the chase/hunt

the excitement you feel when you are trying to get something that is difficult to get, especially when you are trying to get a romantic relationship with someone

➔ cheap thrill

at cheap1 (6)

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