- 1. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick, exhilaration, excitement
- usage: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
- 2. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle, fear, fearfulness, fright
- usage: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
- 3. thrill, excitation, excitement
- usage: something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation; "the thrills of space travel"
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- 1. thrill, stimulate, excite, stir
- usage: cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
- 2. thrill, tickle, vibrate, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
- usage: feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
- 3. shudder, shiver, throb, thrill, tremble
- usage: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
- 4. exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify, elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate
- usage: fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
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