funk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v funk draw back, as with fear or pain "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
    • n 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
    • n 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)
    • n funk a state of nervous depression "he was in a funk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Funk a mildly depressed state of mind; -- often used in the phrase blue funk.
    • n Funk A shrinking back through fear. "The horrid panic, or funk as the men of Eton call it)."
    • Funk a state of fear.
    • Funk An offensive smell; a stench.
    • Funk One who funks; a shirk; a coward.
    • Funk To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch; as, to funk at the edge of a precipice. "To funk right out o' political strife."
    • Funk To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
    • Funk To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.
    • Funk To frighten; to cause to flinch.
    • Funk To funk at; to flinch at; to shrink from (a thing or person); as, to funk a task.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n funk A spark.
    • n funk Touchwood; punk.
    • n funk A strong and offensive smoky smell.
    • funk To stifle with offensive smoke or vapor.
    • funk To become afraid; shrink through fear; quail.
    • n funk Cowering fear; a shrinking panic or scare; a state of cowardly fright or terror.
    • funk To kick behind, as a horse.
    • funk To get angry; take offense.
    • funk To kick; strike.
    • n funk A kick; a stroke.
    • n funk Ill humor; anger; huff.
    • funk Cross; ill-tempered.
    • funk To smoke offensively, as a fire or chimney, with puffs or gusts.
    • funk To shrink from or dread; be afraid of; back out from.
    • n funk One who funks, shrinks from, or avoids, or who is in a state of funk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Funk fungk (coll.) abject terror or fright
    • v.i., v.t Funk to shrink through fear: to shirk
    • n Funk fungk touchwood: a spark.
    • v.t Funk fungk to stifle with smoke.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. funke, a little fire; akin to Prov. E. funk, touchwood, G. funke, spark, and perh. to Goth. fōn, fire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

I was in a regular funk; I thought he'd got a fit or something; I never heard such yelling.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
Do we understand you funk this affair?
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
He's always funking it.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
He said that he really "funked" going aloft, for it made his head swim when he looked down.
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
They'll probably funk it, though, or miss the way, and have to get me to give them a leg up.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
Not to blink matters between the reader and myself, he was in a funk.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
"Practical English Composition: Book II." by Edwin L. Miller
What a funk you are, father!
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
Hence the reason that it got christened Camp Funk by the inhabitants that remained in the town.
"Impressions of a War Correspondent" by George Lynch
They'd think we was in a funk.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
And Hassan, though he's behaved like a brick up to now, funks the climb.
"Afterwards" by Kathlyn Rhodes
FUNK, LIEUTENANT, 154, 165.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Don't get into a funk.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
I know Johnston's private opinion of me in this matter was that I was a funk, but he was too polite to say so.
"The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade" by Edward Lord Gleichen
This gun-shaken valley is honeycombed with their little round funk-holes, into which they flash at any sudden noise.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 150, February 2, 1916" by Various
Six-inch girders to support the concrete roof, and an underground passage as a funk-hole from bombs, shells, and gas.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
At latitude 50.18, about Funk Island, is one of the last refuges of the great auk.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Toward evening he came out of his funk at last, when it occurred to him to ask about weapons.
"The Worshippers" by Damon Francis Knight
Most of the girls seem to funk it.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
A man the day before was digging a funk hole, and coming on something soft he plunged his spade into it.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
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In poetry:

I wus too weak wiv funk to start an' rouse.
'Struth! Ain't a man the boss in 'is own 'ouse?
"You go an' chase yerself!" she tips me straight.
There's nothin' now fer you to do but—wait."
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
"Christ!" he called. "O, Christ, the pain!
Boys, you know I ain't a funk."
Still he took the Name in vain,
Writhin' there upon his bunk.
"Do you call him?" says old Blair.
Pointin' upward. "He is there."
"The Reaper in the Bush" by C J Dennis
A few had taken quarters, and were coiling in their bunks
When we shore the six-tooth wethers from the plain.
And if the sheep get harder, then a few more men will funk,
Unless we get another fall of rain.
"Another Fall of Rain" by Anonymous Oceania
Don't let him see you're funking, let him know with every clout,
Though your face is battered to a pulp, your blooming heart is stout;
Just stand upon your pins until the beggar knocks you out —
And grin.
"Grin" by Robert W Service
'Ere's joy!...Wot was I sayin'? Oh!
Them Germans allush funk
The bay'nit. Take my tip, an' go
Fair for their stummicks - plunk!
Jist stick 'em in the - 'Ere, Miss, 'ere!
Give 'im the soft one! Mine's the beer.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis
Got another ship to sail in --
Blow, my bully boys, blow;
Went to Arctic Ocean whalin', Blow, my bully boys, blow;
Struck a 'berg one night and sunk it, Freezin' cold, but couldn't funk it --
Blow, blow, my bully boys, blow!
"Yankee Packet " by Edwin James Brady

In news:

Dick LeMasters of Longneck Road will open for Gourds lead singer Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell and his band of merry Americana funk hippies.
Stanton Moore, drummer for New Orleans nouveau funk band Galactic, is featured on Tom Morello's new " Street Sweeper Social Club".
Stanton Moore, drummer for New Orleans nouveau funk band Galactic, is featured on Tom Morello's new "Street Sweeper Social Club".
Retirements in professional wrestling almost never stick (no wrestler has retired more times than Terry Funk).
Their music once featured a heavy bluegrass influence, but has come to include rock, reggae, funk and country aspects, as well.
1 Wonder debuted this hard blast of funk li.
Spinning funked-up beats, underground hip-hop, & silky grooves.
An Algerian who records in France and London and Cairo, Taha 's music is Godzilla-big: Arabic music is his touchstone, and because he loves us, he throws in new wave and funk and punk and pop and techno and every other genre in the world.
May, June, July were all plagued by gray, looming fog funk, an ever-present, south cheddar wind, stupid cold water, and worst of all, absolutely no swell.
The " taper funk" is part of the strange chemistry of swimming.
The first time independent software developer Simon Funk learned about the so-called Netflix Prize, he was at the airport on his way to New Zealand.
Down to the Bone Cellar Funk Narada Media.
The British outfit Down to the Bone offers another hefty helping of its trademark groove-jazz on Cellar Funk (Narada).
A cage-rattling, rhythmic workout from beginning to end, Down to the Bone 's From Manhattan to Staten (Internal Bass Ltd. 54) may represent a jazz-funk answer to House music's dancehall throb.
Fred Funk, after knee replacement surgery and at age 54, still believes he can win on the PGA Tour.
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In science:

Marcel Dhiflaoui, Stefan Funke, Carsten Kwappik, Kurt Mehlhorn, Michael Seel, Elmar Sch¨omer, Ralph Schulte, and Dennis Weber.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
Let D ⊆ FunK ⊳ (K ⊳ , C) be the full subcategory spanned by the coCartesian sections, and let D′ ⊆ FunK ⊳ (K ⊳ , C′ ) be defined similarly.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
Bauer, Th., Funke, M., Neumann, S.: Counting Zariski chambers on Del Pezzo surfaces.
Weyl and Zariski chambers on K3 surfaces
Funk-Neubauer, On the simplicity of Lie algebras associated to Leavitt algebras, Comm.
Simple Lie algebras arising from Leavitt path algebras
This is precisely the definition that are harmonic with r of weak harmonic Maaß forms according to Bruiner and Funke, which completes the identifi cation.
Gauge Threshold Corrections for N = 2 Heterotic Local Models with Flux, and Mock Modular Forms
While asymmetric norms and Funk metrics provide many examples of essentially non-reversible projective metrics defined on proper convex subsets of pro jective n-space, it is shown that any projective Finsler metric defined on the whole projective n-space is the sum of a reversible projective metric and an exact 1-form.
Asymmetry in Hilbert's fourth problem
Notice however, that there are many interesting non-reversible pro jective metrics such as asymmetric norms or Funk metrics if we look at proper convex subsets of pro jective space.
Asymmetry in Hilbert's fourth problem
Semenov-Tyan-Shanski i, What is the Classical R-matrix?, Funk.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
Funk (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), M.
Section on Extragalactic Science Topics of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Optimale sequentiel le Tests (in German), Stuttgart: Teubner. M¨uller-Funk, U. (1986).
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
Habilitationsschrift, Universit¨at Freiburg. M¨uller-Funk, U., Pukelsheim, F., and Witting, H. (1985).
Locally most powerful sequential tests of a simple hypothesis vs one-sided alternatives
Funke, Weyl and Zariski chambers on K3 surfaces, Forum Math. (to appear).
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
Starting from previous results (Saunders & Funk, 1977), he also gave critical values for the L function, a normalized version of K introduced by Besag (1977).
Testing randomness of spatial point patterns with the Ripley statistic
The raw Funk Radon Transform (FRT) from a col lection of voxels indicated by yel low dots in Figure 7.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
Tsutsumi, L2 solutions for nonlinear Schrodinger equations and nonlinear groups, Funk.
Low regularity solutions for a 2D quadratic non-linear Schr\"odinger equation
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