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1freak

noun \ˈfrēk\

Definition of FREAK

1
a :  a sudden and odd or seemingly pointless idea or turn of the mind
b :  a seemingly capricious action or event
2
archaic :  a whimsical quality or disposition
3
:  one that is markedly unusual or abnormal: as
a :  a person or animal having a physical oddity and appearing in a circus sideshow
b slang
(1) :  a sexual deviate (2) :  a person who uses an illicit drug
c :  hippie
d :  an atypical postage stamp usually caused by a unique defect in paper (as a crease) or a unique event in the manufacturing process (as a speck of dirt on the plate) that does not produce a constant or systematic effect
4
a :  an ardent enthusiast <film freaks>
b :  a person who is obsessed with something <a control freak>

Examples of FREAK

  1. eccentric, artistic types whom many regarded as freaks
  2. I had a terrible rash on my face, and I felt like a freak.

Origin of FREAK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1563

2freak

adjective

: not natural, normal, or likely

Full Definition of FREAK

:  having the character of a freak <a freak accident>

Examples of FREAK

  1. He was the victim of a freak accident.
  2. <even weather forecasters seemed surprised by the freak hailstorm>

First Known Use of FREAK

circa 1887

3freak

verb

Definition of FREAK

transitive verb
1
:  to make greatly distressed, astonished, or discomposed —often used with out <the news freaked them out>
2
:  to put under the influence of a psychedelic drug —often used with out
intransitive verb
1
:  to withdraw from reality especially by taking drugs —often used with out
2
:  to experience nightmarish hallucinations as a result of taking drugs —often used with out
3
a :  to behave irrationally or unconventionally under the influence of drugs —often used with out
b :  to react with extreme or irrational distress or discomposure —often used with out
freaked adjective
freaked–out adjective

First Known Use of FREAK

1964

4freak

verb

Definition of FREAK

transitive verb
:  to streak especially with color <silver and mother-of-pearl freaking the intense azure — Robert Bridges †1930>

Origin of FREAK

perhaps from or akin to 1freckle
First Known Use: 1637
FREAK Defined for Kids

1freak

noun \ˈfrēk\

Definition of FREAK for Kids

:  a strange, abnormal, or unusual person, thing, or event
freak·ish adjective
freaky adjective

2freak

adjective

Definition of FREAK for Kids

:  not likely <a freak accident>

3freak

verb
freakedfreak·ing

Definition of FREAK for Kids

1
:  to make (someone) upset —usually used with out <…the doctors told my parents that someday I'd need hearing aids. I don't know why this always freaked me out a bit… — R.J. Palacio, Wonder>
2
:  to become upset —often used with out <He just freaked out.>

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