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spook

Pronunciation: /spuːk/

Translation of spook in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1 (ghost) fantasma (masculine), espectro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Judge Steve Evans takes on these unspooky spooks and non-existent ghosts - and he doesn't mind one bit.
    • In their flower-powered custom van, the Mystery Machine, this teenage detective agency prowls the countryside in search of suspicious spooks and phony phantoms.
    • The Ghosts Of Pac-Man asks a number of searching questions about the blamanche-like spooks in the early eighties video arcade game.
  • 3 (a spy) espía (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Burke hooks Clayton in by suggesting that his father, who died under mysterious circumstances 10 years earlier, may actually have been a CIA spook as well.
    • ‘Nobody ever heard of paying spooks until we began the practice,’ said ancient Abraham, cackling wheezily.
    • The recent string of intelligence failures has provoked calls for creating a Director of National Intelligence who would have broad oversight over all spooks.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) asustar, pegarle* un susto a

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