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Definition 1: an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar - [noun denoting communication]

(funk is a kind of ...) a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

Definition 2: 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) - [noun denoting person]

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(funk is an instance of ...) someone with special training in biochemistry

Definition 3: a state of nervous depression - [noun denoting state]

Samples where funk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was in a funk

Synonyms for funk in the sense of this definition

(funk is a kind of ...) a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

Definition 4: draw back, as with fear or pain - [verb of motion]

Samples where funk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Synonyms for funk in the sense of this definition

(funk is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of funk ) pull away from a source of disgust or fear

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