/ tFIl; tFIl/ n
[sing] unpleasant coldness in the air, in the body, in water, etc 寒冷: There's quite a chill in the air this morning. 今晨空气很寒冷.
[C] illness caused by cold and damp, with shivering of the body; feverish cold 受寒; 着凉; 感冒发烧: catch a chill 着凉.
[sing] (fig 比喻) feeling of gloom or depression 冷淡; 寒心: The bad news cast a chill over the gathering. 这坏消息使参加聚会的人颇为扫兴.
> chill v
1 [Tn] make (sb/sth) cold 使(某人)感到冷; 使(某物)冷却: The March wind chilled us. 三月的风使我们感到十分寒冷. * (fig 比喻) His sinister threat chilled (ie frightened) all who heard it. 他这一凶恶的威胁使所有听到的人不寒而栗.
2 (a) [I, Tn] (cause food and drink to) become cool, eg in a refrigerator (指食物和饮料)变凉或冷却(如在冰箱中): Let the pudding chill for an hour. 把布丁冰镇一小时. * This wine is best served chilled. 这种葡萄酒最好冷饮. (b) [Tn] preserve (food) at a low temperature without freezing it 冷藏(在低温而未冰冻的情况下保存)(食物): chilled beef 冷藏的牛肉.
3 [Tn] lessen (sth); dampen 减少(某事物); 减轻: The raw weather chilled our enthusiasm for a swim. 天气阴冷, 我们游泳的兴致大减.
4 (idm 习语) chill sb to the `bone/`marrow make sb very cold 使某人感到非常冷: Come by the fire you must be chilled to the marrow! 到火旁边来吧--你一定冻坏了.
chill adj = chilly: a chill wind 寒风.
chilling / 5tFIlIN; `tFIlIN/ adj frightening 吓人的: a chilling ghost story 吓人的鬼故事.
chilly / 5tFIlI; `tFIlI/ adj (-ier, -iest) 1 rather cold; unpleasantly cold 寒冷的; 冷得难受的: a chilly day, morning, room 寒冷的天﹑ 早晨﹑ 房间 * feel chilly 感到寒冷. 2 (fig 比喻) unfriendly 冷淡的; 不友好的: a chilly welcome, reception, stare 冷淡的迎接﹑ 接待﹑ 注视 * chilly politeness 冷淡的客套. chilliness n [U].