Idioms

    take a chill pill, Slang. See chill pill(def 2).

Origin of chill

before 900; Middle English chile, Old English ci(e)le, cele coolness; akin to gelid, cool, cold
Related forms

Synonym study

9. See cold.
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British Dictionary definitions for chill out (1 of 2)

chill out

/ informal /

verb

(intr, adverb) to relax, esp after energetic dancing or a spell of hard work

adjective chill-out

suitable for relaxation after energetic dancing or hard worka chill-out area; chill-out music

British Dictionary definitions for chill out (2 of 2)

chill

/ (tʃɪl) /

noun

adjective

another word for chilly

verb

See also chill out
Derived Formschilling, adjectivechillingly, adverbchillness, noun

Word Origin for chill

Old English ciele; related to calan to cool, Latin gelidus icy
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Medicine definitions for chill out

chill

[ chĭl ]

n.

A feeling of cold, with shivering and pallor, sometimes accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body.
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Culture definitions for chill out

chill out


To not get so excited; to take it easy: “Hey, chill out, we'll get there sooner or later.” This phrase can also mean to relax; to have a good time: “On my vacation I just want to chill out on the beach with a good book.” It is often shortened to the imperative chill: “Chill! We can do without your bad behavior.”

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Idioms and Phrases with chill out

chill out


Calm down or relax, as in Don't let it bother you—just chill out, or Rex decided to come home and chill out for a while. [Slang; 1970s.] Also see cool it.

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