HyperDic: funk

English > 4 senses of the word funk / Funk:
NOUNstatefunk, blue funka state of nervous depression
person Funk, Casimir FunkUnited 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)
communicationfunkan earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul
VERBmotionfunk, flinch, squinch, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
funk / Funk > pronunciation
Soundsfah'ngk
Rhymesbunk ... trunk: 19 rhymes with ahngk...
English > funk: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of nervous depression.
Example"he was in a funk"
Synonymblue funk
BroaderdepressionA mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
Spanishacojonamiento, acojone, jindama, mieditis
English > Funk: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningUnited 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).
SynonymCasimir Funk
Instance ofbiochemistsomeone with special training in biochemistry
SpanishCasimir Funk
CatalanCasimir Funk
English > funk: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar.
BroaderjazzA genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Spanishfunk
Catalanfunk
Adjectivesfunky(of jazz / jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
English > funk: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdraw back, as with fear or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflinch, squinch, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail
Narrowershrink back, retractpull away from a source of disgust or fear
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcontraerse, encogerse, reaccionar, recular, retroceder
Catalanacovardir-se, contreure's, encongir-se, recular, retrocedir

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