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spook

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspookspook1 /spuːk/ noun [countable] informal  1 GHOSTa ghost2 especially American EnglishSPY a spy
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spookPaltry charges, it would seem, for so celebrated a spook.And these foreign spooks, these non-existents on the pay-rolls of any Western army, were part of that scheme.As worrisome to the Agency as loose-lipped spooks were those few outsiders who dared to write about it.Hsu admits that it is somewhat ironic that technology designed to help democratise the internet is also allowing the spooks to spy.Concocting any half-truth that suited some harebrained plan dreamed up by the spooks in Century House.Anyone going to that kind of trouble, he said, has likely crossed the line from enthusiast to spook.
spookspook2 verb [transitive] informal  FRIGHTENEDto frighten someone I’m not easily spooked.→ See Verb table
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spookThey are spooking away at the window and Charlie and Emma take some direct action and soak them in water.If the cap had been spooked by our presence could the same be true of the cats?Maybe she came in at bath time because being alone in her empty wing spooked her.Something spooked him, deep inside, somewhere inaccessible.The proposal so spooked lawmakers that they offered an alternative referendum that allowed independent voters to vote in primaries.Brown has taken great care not to spook the City.Something must have spooked the horses.If the stock market spooks you, park your money in two-year Treasury notes.
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Verb table
spook
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspook
he, she, itspooks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspooked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spooked
he, she, ithas spooked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spooked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill spook
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spooked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam spooking
he, she, itis spooking
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you, we, theyare spooking
Past
I, he, she, itwas spooking
you, we, theywere spooking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been spooking
he, she, ithas been spooking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been spooking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be spooking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been spooking
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