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spook

spook

 
pronunciation:
spuk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) a ghost; phantom.
similar words:
ghost, phantom
definition 2: a spy or other person involved in espionage.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spooked, spooking, spooks
definition: (informal) to frighten or cause (an animal or person) to be nervous.
The snake spooked my horse.
similar words:
scare
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (informal) to become frightened or nervous.
She doesn't spook easily.
similar words:
scare
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