Spook (englisch für „Spuk“ oder „Gespenst“) ist die Bezeichnung

  • einer deutschen Horrorpunkband, siehe The Spook
  • einer Fantasy-Reihe von Joseph Delaney, siehe Spook-Reihe
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  • spook — spook·ery; spook·i·ly; spook·i·ness; spook·ish; spook·ism; spook·ist; spook; …   English syllables

  • spook — (n.) 1801, from Du. spook, from M.Du. spooc spook, ghost, from a common Germanic source (Cf. Ger. Spuk ghost, apparition, M.L.G. spok spook, Swed. spok scarecrow, Norw. spjok ghost, specter, Dan. spèg joke ), of unknown origin. Possible outside… …   Etymology dictionary

  • spook|y — «SPOO kee», adjective, spook|i|er, spook|i|est. Informal. like a spook; suited to spooks; suggesting spooks: »... the view from the North Church belfry of the spooky and moonlit harbor (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spook — (sp[=oo]k), n. [D. spook; akin to G. spuk, Sw. sp[ o]ke, Dan. sp[ o]gelse a specter, sp[ o]ge to play, sport, joke, sp[ o]g a play, joke.] 1. A spirit; a ghost; an apparition; a hobgoblin. [Written also {spuke}.] Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spook — can mean: * An alternative term (Dutch, from Middle Dutch spooc) for a ghost * A colloquial term for a spy or a member of the Central Intelligence Agency * A derogatory term for a Black man * Spook (band), an Australian trip hop band * A… …   Wikipedia

  • spook — [v] frighten, scare alarm, curdle the blood*, discomfort, horrify, make one’s blood run cold*, make one’s teeth chatter*, panic, petrify, scare away, scare stiff*, scare the pants off of*, scare to death*, startle, strike terror into*, terrify,… …   New thesaurus

  • spook — informal ► NOUN 1) a ghost. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a spy. ► VERB ▪ frighten or become frightened. ORIGIN Dutch …   English terms dictionary

  • spook — ☆ spook [spo͞ok ] Informal n. [Du, akin to Ger spuk] 1. a specter; ghost 2. any person suggestive of a specter or ghost, as an eccentric, a secret agent, etc. vt. 1. to haunt (a person or place) 2. to startle, frighten, make nervous, annoy, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • spook|er|y — «SPOO kuhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. that which is spooky or characteristic of spooks …   Useful english dictionary

  • spook|i|ly — «SPOO kuh lee», adverb. in a spooky manner: »The owl hooted spookily from the dark woods …   Useful english dictionary

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