AskDefine | Define spook

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spook

Noun

1 someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric [syn: creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy]
2 a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past" [syn: ghost, shade, wraith, specter, spectre] v : frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action; "The noise spooked the horse"

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English

Etymology

Dutch: spook (ghost)

Pronunciation

  • /spuːk/
  • /spu:k/
    Rhymes: -uːk

Noun

  1. A spirit returning to haunt a place
    • The visit to the old cemetery brought scary visions of spooks and ghosts.
  2. a ghost or an apparition
  3. a hobgoblin.
  4. A spy.
  5. A black person

Translations

Verb

  1. to scare or frighten someone or
  2. to frighten an animal

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See also

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

spook (plural: spoken)
  1. phantom, ghost
    Geloof je in spoken? — Do you believe in ghosts?

Verb

spook
  1. first person singular of spoken

Extensive Definition

Spook can mean:
Spooks can mean:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Masan, affright, agent, agitate, alarm, apparition, appearance, astral, astral spirit, awe, banshee, bogey, bug, case, character, control, convulse, curdle the blood, departed spirit, discompose, disembodied spirit, disquiet, distract, disturb, duck, duppy, dybbuk, eidolon, embroil, form, fright, frighten, funk, ghost, grateful dead, guide, hant, haunt, horripilate, idolum, immateriality, incorporeal, incorporeal being, incorporeity, larva, lemures, make one tremble, manes, materialization, obsess, oddball, oddity, oni, original, perturb, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, poltergeist, possess, presence, psych, quiz, raise apprehensions, revenant, scare, shade, shadow, shake, shape, shrouded spirit, specter, spectral ghost, spirit, sprite, spy, stagger, startle, terrify, terrorize, theophany, throw, throw into confusion, trouble, undercover man, unman, unnerve, unsettle, unstring, unsubstantiality, upset, vision, walking dead man, wandering soul, wraith, zombie
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