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SPOOK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spook mean? 

SPOOK (noun)
  The noun SPOOK has 2 senses:

1. someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
2. a mental representation of some haunting experience

  Familiarity information: SPOOK used as a noun is rare.


SPOOK (verb)
  The verb SPOOK has 1 sense:

1. frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action

  Familiarity information: SPOOK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPOOK (noun)


Sense 1spook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; spook; creep

Hypernyms ("spook" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)


Sense 2spook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mental representation of some haunting experience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

ghost; specter; wraith; spectre; spook; shade

Context examples:

he looked like he had seen a ghost / it aroused specters from his past

Hypernyms ("spook" is a kind of...):

apparition; fantasm; phantasm; phantasma; phantom; shadow (something existing in perception only)


SPOOK (verb)


Sense 1spook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

The noise spooked the horse

Hypernyms (to "spook" is one way to...):

affright; fright; frighten; scare (cause fear in)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to spook Sue


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