Gingrich's rise in the polls has Romney spooked, and it showed at tonight's debate.
Opponents might get spooked and cave, in which case the White House would have a nice victory to pocket.
No accident in history of flying has ever spooked as many people.
I remember Lucille Ball once came to our house, to a party, and I kind of spooked her by my seriousness.
Republican Party leaders will go from spooked to something approaching outright panic.
Or perhaps when I dropped the word “legal,” the people behind WeedPortal.com got spooked.
Takeovers of foreign companies and government intervention in the markets have spooked investors, hollowing out key industries.
No accident in the history of aviation has so spooked people around the world.
He spooked at imagined noises and thudding rain and the dry creaking of the old house as he toweled off and dressed.
Jed looked quickly at Cal when he told him how the colonists had spooked, bolted in panic.
1801, from Dutch spook, from Middle Dutch spooc "spook, ghost," from a common Germanic source (cf. German Spuk "ghost, apparition," Middle Low German spok "spook," Swedish spok "scarecrow," Norwegian spjok "ghost, specter," Danish spøg "joke"), of unknown origin. Possible outside connections include Lettish spigana "dragon, witch," spiganis "will o' the wisp," Lithuanian spingu, spingeti "to shine," Old Prussian spanksti "spark."
Meaning "undercover agent" is attested from 1942. The derogatory racial sense of "black person" is attested from 1940s, perhaps from notion of dark skin being difficult to see at night. Black pilots trained at Tuskegee Institute during World War II called themselves the Spookwaffe.
1867, "to walk or act like a ghost," from spook (n.). Meaning "to unnerve" is from 1935. Related: Spooked; spooking.
To squeeze something into an operating system, to its detriment: Consumers don't know it yet, but Microsoft is going to spooge a lot of the interface of Word for Windows into the Word for Mac 6.0 version and the new Mac version will operate slow as a glacier (1990s+ Computer)
To gain access electronically to a computer deceptively and perhaps illegally: I thought someone might be electronically impersonating him, a practice that is known online as ''spoofing''/ The technique is called ''spoofing'' because it fools a computer into thinking that another, friendly computer is requesting access (1990s+ Computer)