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spook

play
noun \ˈspük\

Definition of spook

  1. 1 :  ghost, specter

  2. 2 :  an undercover agent :  spy

spookish

play \ˈspü-kish\ adjective

Examples of spook in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of spook

Dutch; akin to Middle Low German spōk ghost


First Known Use: 1801


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spook

verb

Definition of spook

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  haunt 3

  3. 2 :  to make frightened or frantic :  scare; especially :  to startle into violent activity (as stampeding)

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

Examples of spook in a sentence

  1. The noise spooked the cat.

  2. The little girl was spooked by scary masks.

1883

First Known Use of spook

1883


SPOOK Defined for English Language Learners


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spook

verb

Definition of spook for English Language Learners

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

  • : to become frightened


SPOOK Defined for Kids

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spook

play
verb \ˈspük\

Definition of spook for Students

spooked

spooking

  1. :  to make or become frightened


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spook

play
noun

Definition of spook for Students



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