Origin of spook
usage note for spook
OTHER WORDS FROM spookspook·er·y, nounspookish, adjective
How to use spook in a sentence
But their weapons are becomingly increasingly obsolete—and that has some in the U.S. Air Force spooked.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence bosses spooked.Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies|Eli Lake|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No accident in history of flying has ever spooked as many people.
No accident in the history of aviation has so spooked people around the world.
Or perhaps when I dropped the word “legal,” the people behind WeedPortal.com got spooked.You Can Buy Pot Here: WeedPortal.com and Marijuana’s Lawless Online Frontier|Abby Haglage|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jed looked quickly at Cal when he told him how the colonists had spooked, bolted in panic.Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
He spooked at imagined noises and thudding rain and the dry creaking of the old house as he toweled off and dressed.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
More spooked, perhaps, more frightened—only the Cytha did not act like a frightened beast.The World That Couldn't Be|Clifford Donald Simak
Cam was momentarily spooked—and not "on account of the account," either.Telempathy|Vance Simonds