spook

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspuːk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spuk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spo̅o̅k)

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spook

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. informal: a [movie, cemetery, famous, local] spook
  2. informal: a [government, private, CIA] spook
  3. informal: a [team, network] of spooks
  4. informal: is a spook for the [government, enemy]
  5. informal: the spook [floated, showed up, frightened]
  6. informal: [haunted, frightened, scared] by a spook
  7. informal: thought she [saw, sensed, spotted] a spook
  8. informal: a spook in the [movie, corridor, basement]
v
  1. spooked his [sister, cousin, friend]
  2. spooked the [child, old lady]
  3. something spooked the [dog, cat]
  4. [don't, try not to] spook it
  5. the [hunter, shot] spooked the [deer, bear]
  6. the [story, movie] spooked me
  7. the prospect is spooking [investors, the markets]
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