spook Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"spook" in British English

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spooknoun [C]

uk   us   /spuːk/

spook noun [C] (SPIRIT)

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

spook noun [C] (PERSON)

US a spy noun

spookverb [T]

uk   us   /spuːk/
to ​frighten a ​person or ​animal: Seeing the ​policecaroutside the ​house really spooked them.
(Definition of spook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spookverb [T]

 us   /spuk/

spook verb [T] (FRIGHTEN)

to ​frighten a ​person or ​animal: That ​carwreck spooked me ​badly.
spooky
adjective  us   /ˈspu·ki/
infml I ​think it’s very spooky ​sleeping in a ​dark and ​creakyhouse.

spooknoun [C]

 us   /spuk/

spook noun [C] (SPIRIT)

infml ghost

spook noun [C] (PERSON)

slang spy
(Definition of spook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spook”
in Spanish espectro…
in Vietnamese ma quỷ…
in Malaysian hantu…
in Thai ผี…
in French revenant/-ante…
in German der Spuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幽灵, 鬼,幽灵…
in Indonesian hantu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幽靈, 鬼,幽靈…
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