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funk 1

 (fŭngk)
n.
A strong, usually unpleasant smell; reek.

[Probably ultimately from a northern French dialectal source such as Picard and Walloon funquer, to produce smoke, from Vulgar Latin *fūmicāre, alteration of Latin fūmigāre; see fumigate.]

funk 2

 (fŭngk)
n.
1. Music
a. A hearty or earthy quality appreciated in music such as jazz or soul.
b. A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bassline.
2. Slang An unsophisticated quality or atmosphere of a region or locality: "The setting is country funk" (Nina Martin).

[Back-formation from funky.]

funk 3

 (fŭngk)
n.
1.
a. A state of cowardly fright; a panic.
b. A state of severe depression.
2. A cowardly, fearful person.
v. funked, funk·ing, funks
v.tr.
1. To shrink from in fright or dread.
2. To be afraid of.
v.intr.
To shrink in fright.

[Probably from obsolete Flemish fonck, disturbance, agitation, of unknown origin.]

funk

(fʌŋk)
n
1. Also called: blue funk a state of nervousness, fear, or depression (esp in the phrase in a funk)
2. a coward
vb
3. to flinch from (responsibility) through fear
4. (tr; usually passive) to make afraid
[C18: university slang, perhaps related to funk2]
ˈfunker n

funk

(fʌŋk)
n
slang US a strong foul odour
[C17 (in the sense: tobacco smoke): from funk (vb) to smoke (tobacco), probably of French dialect origin; compare Old French funkier to smoke, from Latin fūmigāre]

funk

(fʌŋk)
n
(Pop Music) informal a type of polyrhythmic Black dance music with heavy syncopation
[C20: back formation from funky1]

Funk

(fʌŋk)
n
(Biography) Casimir (ˈkæzɪˌmɪə). 1884–1967, US biochemist, born in Poland: studied and named vitamins

funk1

(fʌŋk)

n.
1. cowering fear; state of great fright or terror.
2. a dejected mood; depression.
v.t.
3. to be afraid of.
4. to frighten.
5. to shrink from; try to shirk.
v.i.
6. to shrink or quail in fear.
[1735–45]
funk′er, n.

funk2

(fʌŋk)

n.
1. music having a funky quality.
2. the state or quality of being funky.
3. a strong smell; stench.
[1615–25]

funk


Past participle: funked
Gerund: funking

Imperative
funk
funk
Present
I funk
you funk
he/she/it funks
we funk
you funk
they funk
Preterite
I funked
you funked
he/she/it funked
we funked
you funked
they funked
Present Continuous
I am funking
you are funking
he/she/it is funking
we are funking
you are funking
they are funking
Present Perfect
I have funked
you have funked
he/she/it has funked
we have funked
you have funked
they have funked
Past Continuous
I was funking
you were funking
he/she/it was funking
we were funking
you were funking
they were funking
Past Perfect
I had funked
you had funked
he/she/it had funked
we had funked
you had funked
they had funked
Future
I will funk
you will funk
he/she/it will funk
we will funk
you will funk
they will funk
Future Perfect
I will have funked
you will have funked
he/she/it will have funked
we will have funked
you will have funked
they will have funked
Future Continuous
I will be funking
you will be funking
he/she/it will be funking
we will be funking
you will be funking
they will be funking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been funking
you have been funking
he/she/it has been funking
we have been funking
you have been funking
they have been funking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been funking
you will have been funking
he/she/it will have been funking
we will have been funking
you will have been funking
they will have been funking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been funking
you had been funking
he/she/it had been funking
we had been funking
you had been funking
they had been funking
Conditional
I would funk
you would funk
he/she/it would funk
we would funk
you would funk
they would funk
Past Conditional
I would have funked
you would have funked
he/she/it would have funked
we would have funked
you would have funked
they would have funked

funk

A form of R&B music that became popular in the 1970s and which is often said to have originated with the 1970 James Brown single Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine. Funk is characterized by primordial emotions and extended improvisations around a simple musical theme.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funk - a state of nervous depressionfunk - a state of nervous depression; "he was in a funk"
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
2.Funk - United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
3.funk - an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Verb1.funk - draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
shrink back, retract - pull away from a source of disgust or fear

funk

verb chicken out of, dodge, recoil from, take fright, flinch from, duck out of (informal), turn tail (informal) When the time came I funked it.

funk

noun
2. Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger:
Slang: cold feet.
Idiom: fear and trembling.
4. An ignoble, uncourageous person:
Translations
ذُعْريَخاف، يَجْبُن، يَخْشى
bát sepanikastrachvyhýbat se
angstluske uden ompanikskræk
ofsahræîsla, skelfingòora ekki, draga sig í hlé
pabūgtipanika
bailesizvairītiesšausmas
hrozne sa báťplné nohavice
korkukorkup kaçmak

funk

[fʌŋk]
A. N
1. (= fear) to be in a (blue) funkestar muerto de miedo
2. (Mus) → funk m
B. VT to funk itrajarse
to funk doing somethingdejar de hacer algo por miedo

funk

[ˈfʌŋk]
n
(= music) → funk m

funk

n
(esp Brit inf: = fear) → Schiss m (inf), → Bammel m (inf); to be in a (blue) funk(vor Angst) die Hosen voll haben (inf), → mächtig or ganz schön Schiss or Bammel haben (inf); to put somebody in a (blue) funkjdm mächtig Bammel einjagen (inf)
(Mus) → Funk m
vtkneifen vor (+dat) (inf); he funked iter hat (davor) gekniffen (inf)

funk

[fʌŋk]
1. n (old) to be in a (blue) funk (fam) → avere una gran fifa
2. vt (old) → evitare (per paura)

funk

(faŋk) noun
(a state of) fear. He was in a funk over his exam.
verb
not to do (something) because one is afraid. She funked the appointment.
References in classic literature ?
I should have jeered at myself ever afterwards: "So you funked it, you funked it, you funked the real thing
You conceived your evil plans, but when the time came for carrying them out, you funked it every time.
Funked Up: The Very Best Of Parliament (Mercury/UME), released November 5, 2002, is the group's definitive single-CD collection.