1psych verb \ˈsīk\
: to make (yourself or another person) mentally ready to perform or compete
a : to anticipate correctly the intentions or actions of : outguess
b : to analyze or figure out (as a problem or course of action) <I psyched it all out by myself and decided — David Hulburd>
a : to make psychologically uneasy : intimidate, scare <pressure doesn't psych me — Jerry Quarry> —often used with out <has a way of psyching out the competition>
b : to make (as oneself) psychologically ready especially for performance —often used with up <psyched herself up for the race>
Examples of PSYCH
- He was trying to psych himself before the race.
Origin of PSYCH
First Known Use: 1917
Rhymes with PSYCH
psych abbreviation (Medical Dictionary)
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