Translation of spook in Spanish:


fantasma, n.

Pronunciation /spuk/ /spuːk/

See Spanish definition of fantasma


  • 1 informal

    fantasma masculine
    espectro masculine
    • 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.
    • However, Scary Stories has neither the laughs nor the spooks to make it a howling success.
    • And nothing is scary here - not the glitter ghosts, not the fake cemetery spooks that make Ed Wood's graveyard look downright realistic, and definitely not the dopey looking undead who stumble drunkenly around.
    • ‘I was using the word spooks,’ Silk wearily protests, ‘in its customary and primary meaning: ‘spook’ as a specter or a ghost.’
    • In this one, the team helps Walter Catlett and his daughters oust the spooks who are haunting the old house they've inherited, which is right next door to a nightclub.
    • As the end credits rolled I thought to myself, ‘Hey, where the heck are the spooks?’
    • Once the spooks speak, we get a little immersive action.
    • Ireland is, after all, the ancestral home of spooks, goblins and faeries, and this piece seems haunted six times over.
    • They said that he only came out at night to eat cats and squirrels, and he was the local spook.
    • Don't let the undeniably spooky DVD box art fool you: That toothy spook only appears a few times and not in any sort of pervasive or effective manner.
    • Oh, yeah a stupid Xmas spook shows up to complete the episode's main purpose.
    • Lillard is psychic, which means he can find a spook if it gets out, except, when it comes to it, he can't.
  • 2US informal, derogatory

    (secret policeman, policewoman)
    agente de la policía secreta masculine, feminine
    tira masculine, feminine Latin America slang, derogatory
    secreta masculine, feminine Spain informal
    • 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.
    • Upon returning to the U.S., Williams hears from a friend, an ex-Pentagon spook named Ken Ritz.
    • A lip-reading spook may be following an outdoor conversation through binoculars.
    • When the original pilot for The Dating Game goes nowhere, he is recruited by a CIA spook and sent to Mexico to make his first kill.
    • I really did want to write about crime, espionage, and politics, from the position that all spooks have got to be bad guys.
    • A trip to a deserted carnival turns up a team of spooks intent on scaring everyone away.
    • Dredged from central casting are U.S. spooks on a renegade mission to kill him.
    • He's a joy as the completely amoral spook who suddenly finds himself sliding out of his depth in a vortex of shifting loyalties.
    • The Pentagon vigorously opposes that recommendation, but even a rookie spook can figure out that big changes are in the air.
    • ‘The spooks and their uniformed agencies are both part of a smokescreen to divert attention from the real culprits,’ he said.
    • The picture is best when it makes fun of the pompous self-importance of spooks, and dares to portray the political and military establishment as an empire of idiots.
    • I wouldn't let them operate or give me a shot until a spook from our Embassy in Mexico City came down and stayed with me day and night in the bed next to me for four days.
  • 3 informal

    (a spy)
    espía masculine, feminine

transitive verb

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