goose bump

noun
reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
Derivationally related forms: ↑horripilate (for: ↑horripilation)
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  • Goose bump — A temporary local change in the skin when it becomes rougher due to erection of little muscles, as from cold, fear, or excitement. The chain of events leading to this skin change starts with a stimulus such as cold or fear. That stimulus causes a …   Medical dictionary

  • goose bump — noun Raised skin, usually caused by the involuntary erection of hairs on the neck or arms caused by cold, excitement, or fear. Syn: goose pimples, goose skin …   Wiktionary

  • goose skin — noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation • Syn: ↑pilomotor reflex, ↑gooseflesh, ↑goose bump, ↑goosebump, ↑goose pimple, ↑horripilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose pimple — noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation • Syn: ↑pilomotor reflex, ↑gooseflesh, ↑goose bump, ↑goosebump, ↑goose skin, ↑horripilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goose egg — 1. In games, a zero; a score or record of naught; so named in allusion to the egglike outline of the zero sign 0. Called also {duck egg}. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A bump on the skin caused by a blow, especially one on the head. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bump — [[t]bʌ̱mp[/t]] bumps, bumping, bumped 1) VERB If you bump into something or someone, you accidentally hit them while you are moving. [V into/against n] They stopped walking and he almost bumped into them... [V into/against n] There was a jerk as… …   English dictionary

  • bump — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sudden strong blow ADJECTIVE ▪ loud ▪ minor, slight VERB + BUMP ▪ feel, take PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • goose egg — 1. n. a score of zero. □ We got a goose egg in the second inning. □ It was double goose eggs for the final score. 2. n. a bump on the head. □ Youve got quite a goose egg there. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • goose egg — noun a) Zero; nothing. I missed every question on the quiz and got a goose egg. b) A swelling or bump on the head …   Wiktionary

  • bump — See: GOOSE BUMPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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