, v. i. 1. To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
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2. To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch; as, to funk at the edge of a precipice. [Colloq.] C. Kingsley.
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To funk out, to back out in a cowardly fashion. [Colloq.]
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To funk right out o' political strife.
Lowell (Biglow Papers).





, } n. A shrinking back through fear. [Colloq.] "The horrid panic, or funk (as the men of Eton call it)." De Quincey.
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