noununcountable (esp British) [colloquial]
- 1 (fear)mieditis (feminine) [colloquial]julepe (masculine) (South America) [colloquial]canguelo (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]to be in a (blue) funk over something (British) [colloquial]estar muerto de miedo por algoestar cagado de miedo por algo [vulgar]Example sentences
- Job seekers anxious about seeing the freshest Craigslist posts can subscribe to a feed instead of hitting reload for hours in a paranoid funk.
- Sometimes it requires a crisis to sort out those fitted for leadership from their confreres inclined to dash around in a blind funk.
- So when I was instructed to put my haggling skills to work and go in search of some bargains in York city centre I was in a blind funk.
- But if savers and builders are sufficiently scared and sufficiently depressed, even big tax cuts may not be enough to bring them out of their funk.
- The messages helped snap Pottruck out of his funk.
- August historically is his best month, and he showed signs of snapping out of his funk before the break, hitting with authority and showing patience.
- 2 [dated] (coward)gallina (masculine or feminine) [colloquial]
- (esp British) [colloquial] [dated]we funked telling her the truthno le dijimos la verdad por miedose nos hizo decirle la verdad (Chile) [colloquial]Example sentences
- By a donnish performance, more in the style of a school of philosophy than of an economics department, Letwin proved the case for tax cuts, then forged an intellectual alibi for funking its implementation.
- The attempt then to portray Al Gore, who rejected the subterfuge, as the one who was funking national debates was farcical.
- It was interesting to see how Hollywood coped with this theme, and how director Sydney Pollack tiptoed towards reality but funked it in the end.
- (Music)música (feminine) funkExample sentences
- It combines elements of hip-hop, reggae, funk, punk rock and even traditional Irish folk music.
- The result is an effort that encompasses a multitude of styles, from funk and soul to stirring ballads constructed around strong melodies.
- The North Queensland based group are a newly-formed but very professional outfit who fuse elements of funk and reggae with hip hop and groovy rhythms.
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