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English definition of “spook”

spook

noun [C] uk   /spuːk/ us  

spook noun [C] (SPIRIT)

informal for ghost: The film was dreadful - all spooks and vampires.

spook noun [C] (PERSON)

US for spy noun

spook

verb [T] uk   /spuːk/ us  
to frighten a person or animal: Seeing the police car outside the house really spooked them.
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