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Spook   /spuk/   Listen
Spook

verb
1.
Frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action.






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"Spook" Quotes from Famous Books



... way. Suddenly there was an ominous rustling in a thicket just behind. He broke into a headlong flight across and over everything, when the startled grunt of a hog revealed the prosaic nature of this spook. Scarcely any other sound could have been more reassuring. The animal suggested bacon and hominy and hoe-cake, everything except the ghostly. He berated ...
— Taken Alive • E. P. Roe



Words linked to "Spook" :   apparition, phantasm, frighten, shadow, fantasm, phantasma, fright, unpleasant person, affright, phantom, creep, disagreeable person, scare



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