verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of spook
usage note for spook
OTHER WORDS FROM spookspook·er·y, nounspookish, adjective
Words nearby spook
Example sentences from the Web for spook
And he just so happens to be the hardest-working spook on the planet.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Few people knew better than Orson Welles how to spook an entire country.When Mars Attacked 75 Years Ago—And Everyone Believed It|Marc Wortman|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Authorities in Moscow claim to have arrested an American spook wearing wigs and carrying an incriminating letter.
A third test will, therefore, further spook nervous allies and create a new sense of vulnerability among Americans.
From suave Jack Ryan to smarmy Eugene Kittridge, potential candidates for America's next top spook.10 Fictional Replacements for CIA Chief David Petraeus|Ben Teitelbaum, Laura Colarusso|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
More than with the "spook," however, was the public mind agitated by other rumors which touched upon "south meadow."Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
A speck is a minute spot, and among the ancients a speck or dot within a circle was the symbol of the central Spook or Spectre.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
It gets me what she was doing in that spook place alone at night.
How do you connect this gentlemanly spook with the treasure, your Excellency?The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
I think there is more in this spook story than Colonel McClure knows of, or, at least, will admit.