Translation of chill in Spanish:


frío, n.

Pronunciation /tʃɪl/

See Spanish definition of frío


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    (of weather) frío masculine
    (of weather) fresco masculine
    (of manner) frialdad feminine
    there's a chill in the air hace frío / fresco
    • the boycott cast a chill over bilateral relations el boicot enfrió las relaciones bilaterales
    • As he says this, a sudden chill descends on Penelope Wilton's hitherto friendly Sonya as if he has trodden on her soul.
    • Brian felt it the moment he entered the city limits - a sudden primeval chill, an instinctive animal watchfulness.
    • Both the leaders are certainly hoping that it warms up that chill between the countries.
    • He sometimes feels a chill in the atmosphere at Xuhui High school, where he works as a librarian and part-time calligraphy teacher.
    • The chill of her surroundings brought the rest of her body to awareness.
    • Isabelle kneels down at Martin's gravestone, the bracing night air sending a chill through her body.
    • When chill in the air touches the bone, the body yearns to snuggle into warm clothing.
    • She smiled and closed her eyes, feeling him take her hand, a sensation that sent a chill throughout her body.
    • The warmth of the conversation soon dissipated the chill in the air.
    • This morning the chill in the air is definitely autumnal.
    • Fall means a chill in the air, and that means any excuse to stay indoors, be it at home or at one of the many fine venues for the enjoyment of music that this delightful town of ours has to offer.
    • I woke up and it was blowing a force four, SE gale with waves about 16 inches high, blue skies and a chill in the air.
    • The air had a distinct chill to it and, even though there was no discernible breeze, a few falling leaves drifted along, bright against the brick of a neighbouring house.
    • That's my only consolation, that there will be a chill in the air.
    • When it comes to spring, things can get out of hand, but what is a poor angling obsessive to do with so many riches available when the chill leaves the air and life explodes all around?
    • If this is the reason for children to await rainy season, the youngsters have their plans chalked out to counter the tantalising chill in the air.
    • There may be a chill in the air this winter, but if you're in the vicinity of the Royal Theatre in Castlebar chances are it will come from the Ice Ballet.
    • Station executive Dean Cappello added, ‘I think there is an absolute chill in the air.’
    • I felt a chill in the air, even though it was the middle of summer.
    • Yes, it definitely is that kind of weather outside - it's sunny today but the leaves are falling and there's a real chill in the air.
    • There is a chill in the air at Bradford's Alhambra this week.
    • There was a noticeable chill in the air and barely a sound to be heard as sombre onlookers waited in the moments before builders began the demolition.
    • The chill of the air gathered around my warm body and quickly drew away that warmth the shower had provided.
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    enfriamiento masculine
    resfriado masculine
    to catch a chill resfriarse
    • You'll end up with a chill, and could catch pneumonia.
    • On the return trip, Mary caught a chill and the subsequent fever nearly killed her.
    • Anyway, a few years ago, he caught a chill and it turned into pneumonia; I buried him behind the cabin and came here.
    • He caught a chill on Christmas Eve and died three days later.
    • She sighed in relief; the water was still warm for she had been bringing heated water continually up into the room so the girl did not catch a chill.
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    escalofrío masculine
    • And deep inside, a chill of fear ran down the bones of her spine.
    • A chill of fear swept over her and goosebumps sprang over her arms.
    • A chill of fear runs down my spine as I see a small hint of anger upon Matt's face, even though he is trying to keep it emotionless.
    • In the heat of the inferno, she felt a chill of fear go down her back.
    • Now don't tell me that a chill of fear won't run through your body.
    • What flashed out in bold letters ran a chill of horror up my spine.
    • He could faintly feel their broken thoughts and a chill of terror came down his spine.
    • While this way of seeing things might induce a sense of religious awe, it can also send a chill of terror through one.
    • Leaving gentle Ecuador behind and entering this unpredictable land sent a chill of anticipation through me.
    • A chill of descending trouble came onto me, wave after wave.
    • Moni-chan shrugged again, this time trying to shake off the sneaking chill of fear.
    • Even at the tender age of nine, I felt a chill of foreboding run down my spine.
    • Shobeck enters the dungeon and a cold chill went down Veria's back.
    • I put my slippers back on and started up the stairs when a shrill cold scream sent a chill down my spine.
    • He exhaled slowly as he began walking towards the diner and Alex got a chill just from the cold look in his pale eyes.
    • His glassy eyes turned to stone and she felt a sudden chill of apprehension.
    • A sudden, unexpected chill ran down Adriane's spine, and she looked up.
    • Sully ignored the sudden chill that flashed through him.
    • Mike felt another chill when he found no one in his room.
    • He feels a clench of chill around his heart, remembering Lex's rant earlier.

transitive verb

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    (wine/food) poner a enfriar
    serve chilled sírvase frío
    • If you chill the foods once bacteria have proliferated, they will not suddenly disappear.
    • For a picnic, chill the strawberries and cream separately, take them along in a cool box, and assemble them on site.
    • The Romans used to chill perishable foods by packing them in snow brought from the Alps, using straw to insulate the snow and keep it from melting both on the journey and in use.
    • Do not cram the refrigerator so full that cold air can't circulate freely to chill food.
    • In its solid form, known as dry ice, it is used to chill perishable food during transport.
    • Silvian advocates braising the brisket at least one day before serving it, then chilling the meat and sauce separately.
    • Salad was made, potatoes were wrapped in foil, buns were grilled, beer was chilled.
    • On the day of the grand tasting the wine was chilled, the dinner was prepared and four sturdy brown paper bags were already hiding the mystery bottles.
    • It was a terrible game but the sun shone gloriously throughout and the wine was chilled to perfection.
    • After I chilled the dough, it pretty much turned into a buttery, sugary rock.
    • Take the phone off the hook, switch the mobile off, ignore the knock at the front door, chill the wine.
    • It should be chilled slightly before drinking, three-quarters of an hour in the fridge is about right.
    • Before serving, chill the wine well, but do not freeze it.
    • The dessert is chilled until it sets and is usually turned out onto a plate to make an attractive plateau shape like a flan, but you can also serve it in dishes or glasses.
    • The wine was not chilled sufficiently, and the waiter took longer than 30 seconds to arrive with a new bottle.
    • The advice from United Utilities is to chill tap water before drinking, to give a better taste.
    • Purée the fruit until totally smooth, then cool and chill this as well.
    • Chill the pie for at least four hours, then top with whipped cream and garnish with reserved strawberry halves.
    • This dish is at its best when it has been chilled for 24 hours.
    • The champagne should be chilled for at least four hours before serving and after opening should be kept in an ice bucket.


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    gélido literary
    • With the return of grey skies and chill winds, what better than a concert promising a hint of warmer climes?
    • On a bleak, grey afternoon with a chill wind coming from the North Sea barely 100 yards away, Stanley took control of the game early on and the home side rarely threatened.
    • A crisp, chill wind bit at our exposed faces as we walked along designated walkways to the terminal; despite the cold, I found an extra vigour in my step.
    • It rained, a fine, misty, penetrating rain, driven by a chill wind.
    • It will have a devastating effect on the global economic situation and all businesses in Scotland and around the world could as a consequence feel the chill winds of recession.
    • The young man stood motionless for a few minutes, freezing in the chill wind and rain, as if not wanting to believe what had happened was true.
    • The chill winds take away the strain of the journey.
    • But five years later I dumped the first pension because the fund was underperforming and a chill wind was blowing through the pensions industry.
    • The battle is one being waged in many parts of the world, as governments open emerging economies to the chill wind of international competition.
    • Cheered by her friendliness, I forgot about the chill wind and my impending rendezvous with a sleeping bag on a cold, hard floor in a council flat.
    • We sat outside for a few minutes, facing into the sun with squinty eyes, and then a chill wind blew in, covered the entire sky, and chucked a squall of rain our way.
    • A chill wind of financial reality is blowing through football now that the riches provided by television companies are drying up.
    • Then, up came a chill wind, so I decided I'd take a break for coffee.
    • Though a chill wind is rehearsing for winter, now is the perfect time to eat icy treats and apples are the ingredient of the season
    • A chill wind is blowing in the corridors of the world's anti-espionage agencies.
    • Back outside the day centre in Inverness, a chill wind blew off the Moray Firth, a foretaste of the approaching winter.
    • Second, every slogan, every panacea, no matter how sound in theory, needs to survive in the chill wind of reality.
    • Totally exposed, the little structure seems untroubled by the chill wind blowing through it.
    • It served up nothing worse than a rather chill wind that carried off a few of the actors' lines.
    • Only a slight, chill wind dared to slip among the crumbling buildings.