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funk

  
  
Funk is a style of dance music based on jazz and blues, with a strong, repeated bass part.      n-uncount  
...a mixture of experimental jazz, soul and funk.     
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funk

  
1   
      vb   chicken out of     (informal)   dodge, duck out of     (informal)   flinch from, recoil from, take fright, turn tail  
2    be in a (blue) funk      be in a cold sweat, be in a panic, be scared stiff, be sick with fear, cower, dread, fear, quail, quake, quiver, shake at the knees, shrink, tremble, tremble in one's boots  

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funky, fun, flunk, flunky

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