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English noun: spook

1. spook (person) someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric


Synonymscreep, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. spook (cognition) a mental representation of some haunting experience


SamplesHe looked like he had seen a ghost.
It aroused specters from his past.


Synonymsghost, shade, specter, spectre, wraith


Broader (hypernym)apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow


English verb: spook

1. spook (emotion) frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action


SamplesThe noise spooked the horse.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to spook Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affright, fright, frighten, scare









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