Meaning of “spook” in the English Dictionary

(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 car wreck spooked me badly.
adjective us /ˈspu·ki/


I think it’s very spooky sleeping in a dark and creaky house.

spooknoun [ C ]

us /spuk/

spook noun [ C ] (SPIRIT)

infml ghost

spook noun [ C ] (PERSON)

slang spy

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