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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy, spooknoun

    someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

    Synonyms:
    wraith, creep, shade, specter, weirdie, ghost, loony, weirdo, nutcase, looney, spectre, crawling, crazy, weirdy, creeping, crawl

  2. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectreverb

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

    "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, phantom, wraith, shade, shadowiness, shadiness, touch, weirdo, weirdy, nuance, weirdie, specter, ghost, tincture, ghostwriter, tint, nicety, apparition, trace, phantasm, tad, spectre, subtlety, tone, creep, fantasm, refinement

  3. spookverb

    frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action

    "The noise spooked the horse"

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spooknoun

    Synonyms:
    ghost, spirit, specter, apparition, phantom, hobgoblin

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spook":

    scare, frighten, spy, ghost, startle, shiner

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How to use spook in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Massocca:

    The wage numbers were a little warm, but that wasn't enough to spook people.

  2. Karine Hirn:

    Chinese authorities wouldn't want to trigger a meltdown which would spook investors and we may see more market stabilising measures on the way.

  3. Dana Peterson:

    You can always talk yourself into a recession, if businesses start shedding jobs in anticipation of a recession, that is going to spook consumers -- and that can get us into a recession.

  4. Laura Cha:

    Sometimes we spook ourselves, so it remains to be seen how slow is slow, how bad is bad, let's see how the first quarter looks.

  5. Michael Piwowar:

    I fear that many traps for the unwary are hidden in the regulations, creating potential nightmares for small business owners that fail to place regulatory compliance at the top of their business plans. Such burdens will spook many small businesses from pursuing crowdfunding as a viable path to raising capital.


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