Pronunciation: (spOOk), [key]
1. Informal.a ghost; specter.
2. Slang.a ghostwriter.
3. Slang.an eccentric person.
4. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a black person.
5. Slang.an espionage agent; spy.
1. to haunt; inhabit or appear in or to as a ghost or specter.
2. Informal.to frighten; scare.
Informal.to become frightened or scared: The fish spooked at any disturbance in the pool.
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