spine noun

1 backbone

ADJ. fractured | cervical, lumbar

VERB + SPINE bend, curve | straighten | stiffen | slide along/down/up (figurative) An icy chill slid up my spine.

PREP. in the/your ~ the nerves in the spine

PHRASES the base of the spine, curvature of the spine, send shivers along/down your spine

2 sharp point on some plants/animals

ADJ. pointed, sharp | fine | poisonous, venomous | savage Once embedded in the skin, these savage spines are difficult to dislodge.

VERB + SPINE bear, carry, have