spook

Definitions of spook
  1. noun
    a mental representation of some haunting experience
    synonyms: ghost, shade, specter, spectre, wraith
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    type of:
    apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow
    something existing in perception only
  2. noun
    someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    synonyms: creep, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy
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    type of:
    disagreeable person, unpleasant person
    a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
  3. verb
    frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
    “The noise spooked the horse”
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    type of:
    affright, fright, frighten, scare
    cause fear in
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