Definition of "chill"
  1. The act of deterring someone, often by provoking fear of punishment or consequences; this can lead to a cooling or dampening effect on their actions
How to use "chill" in a sentence
  1. The strict regulations put a chill on the company's plans to expand its operations.
  2. The threat of legal sanctions caused a chill among the traders, leading to a slowdown in trading activities.
  3. After the new surveillance measures were enacted, a chill set in among the citizens, causing a drop in public criticism of the government.

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