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spook

play
noun \ˈspük\

Definition of spook

  1. 1 :  ghost, specter

  2. 2 :  an undercover agent :  spy

spook·ish play \ˈspü-kish\ adjective


Examples of spook

  1. <Russia recalled its spooks after the collapse of the Soviet Union.>

  2. <Halloween is the night when spooks and goblins are said to roam abroad.>



Origin of spook

Dutch; akin to Middle Low German spōk ghost


First Known Use: 1801

Rhymes with spook


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spook

verb

Simple Definition of spook

  • : to scare or frighten (a person or animal)

  • : to become frightened

Full Definition of spook

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  haunt 3

    2. 2 :  to make frightened or frantic :  scare; especially :  to startle into violent activity (as stampeding)

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to become spooked <cattle spooking at shadows>

    Examples of spook

    1. The noise spooked the cat.

    2. The little girl was spooked by scary masks.



    1883

    First Known Use of spook

    1883



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