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English noun: funk

1. funk (state) a state of nervous depression


SamplesHe was in a funk.


Synonymsblue funk


Broader (hypernym)depression

2. Funk (person) United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)


SynonymsCasimir Funk


Instance hypernymbiochemist

3. funk (communication) an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar


Broader (hypernym)jazz


English verb: funk

1. funk (motion) draw back, as with fear or pain


SamplesShe flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.


Synonymscringe, flinch, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)retract, shrink back









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