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spook

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1 a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country
  • Russia recalled its spooks after the collapse of the Soviet Union

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2 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
  • Halloween is the night when spooks and goblins are said to roam abroad

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spook

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of spook (Entry 2 of 2)

to strike with fear
  • the sudden noise spooked her out of her skin

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“Spook.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spook. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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