HyperDic: spook

English > 3 senses of the word spook:
VERBemotionspookfrighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
NOUNperson spook, creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdysomeone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
cognitionspook, ghost, shade, wraith, specter, spectrea mental representation of some haunting experience
spook > pronunciation
Soundsspuw'k
Rhymesarchduke ... Wouk: 14 rhymes with uwk...
English > spook: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone unpleasantly strange or eccentric.
Synonymscreep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishbicho raro, espectro, estrafalario, rarito, tipo raro
English > spook: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA mental representation of some haunting experience.
Synonymsghost, shade, wraith, specter, spectre
Broaderapparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadowSomething existing in perception only
Spanishaparición, espectro, fantasma, sombra, wraith
Catalanespectre, fantasma
Verbsspookfrighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
English > spook: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningfrighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to spook Sue
Example"The noise spooked the horse"
Broaderfrighten, fright, scare, affrightdrive out by frightening
Nounsspooka mental representation of some haunting experience

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