Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of spook.

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Examples

  • Last week, it emerged that the state-owned water company had bought 34 top-of-the-range BMWs, Renaults and Citroëns for its managers, adding to the pile of government debt that is once again spooking markets.

    Portuguese solidarity breaks down in the face of worsening debt crisis

  • Carmona (now ignominiously known as Pedro the Brief) succeeded in spooking the public and prompting widespread protests — and the army reinstalled Chávez just two days after removing him (but not before an eager Bush White House had tacitly recognized Carmona’s government).

    The Talented Mr. Chávez

  • Carmona (now ignominiously known as Pedro the Brief) succeeded in spooking the public and prompting widespread protests — and the army reinstalled Chávez just two days after removing him (but not before an eager Bush White House had tacitly recognized Carmona’s government).

    The Talented Mr. Chávez

  • Elsewhere, Newsweek's "Treasury --- Is Anyone Out There?" briefly raises the question (without answering it, really) as to whether vetting of high-level Obama Administration job candidates has become a bit too stringent, with an unidentified IRS official, temporarily assigned to the Senate Finance Committee, supposedly "spooking" prospective nominees with tough queries.

    James Warren: This Week in Magazines: A Big Shot Journalist Vents at Being Lied to 20 Years Ago

  • Baiting typically works well if you don't overdo it, can get there without spooking bedded deer and hunt it only when the wind is right; even then, once they are spooked by a hunter at or near a bait, you can kiss it goodbye for the most part during daylight hours.

    Seven Reasons to Stop Baiting Whitetails Now

  • Baiting typically works well if you don't overdo it, can get there without spooking bedded deer and hunt it only when the wind is right; even then, once they are spooked by a hunter at or near a bait, you can kiss it goodbye for the most part during daylight hours.

    Seven Reasons to Stop Baiting Whitetails Now

  • See how many references you can get in to attackers ghosting past tacklers and spooking the defence, leaving them wondering witch way they are going, with the vampire keeper being scared of crosses and a poor shot being struck like the ball was a pumpkin.

    Stoke City v Newcastle United - as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

  • The news doesn't seem to be spooking silver investors however, The iShares Silver Trust

    Silver Suits Accuse JPMorgan, HSBC Of Manipulating Market

  • NEW DELHI – The Indian government is likely to borrow at least 300 billion rupees $6.53 billion more than it has budgeted this fiscal year to meet swelling subsidies, a senior government official said Friday, spooking a bond market already straddled with mammoth government debt.

    India Likely to Borrow More This Year

  • But the fears about growth and sovereign debt that are spooking markets are also likely to make companies even more risk averse.

    European Firms Face Cash Conundrum

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