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Language: Old English
Origin: thyrlian 'to make a hole in', from thyrel 'hole', from thurh; THROUGH1

thrill

2 verb
     
thrill2
[transitive] to make someone feel excited and happy [↪ thrilling]:
His music continues to thrill audiences.

thrill to something

phrasal verb
to feel excited and happy about something:
In the 1960s, the public thrilled to the idea of space exploration.

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