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freak

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noun \ˈfrēk\

Definition of freak

  1. 1a :  a sudden and odd or seemingly pointless idea or turn of the mind you should be able to stop and go on, and follow this way or that, as the freak takes you — R. L. Stevensonb :  a seemingly capricious action or event Through an incredible freak of fate they survived the shipwreck.

  2. 2 archaic :  a whimsical quality or disposition

  3. 3 :  one that is markedly unusual or abnormal: such asa :  a person or animal having a physical oddity and appearing in a circus sideshowb slang (1) :  a sexual deviate (2) :  a person who uses an illicit drug a speed freakc :  hippied :  an atypical postage stamp usually caused by a unique defect in paper (such as a crease) or a unique event in the manufacturing process (such as a speck of dirt on the plate) that does not produce a constant or systematic effect

  4. 4a :  an ardent enthusiast film freaksb :  a person who is obsessed with something a control freak

Examples of freak in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of freak

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1563


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freak

adjective

Definition of freak

  1. :  having the character of a freak a freak accident

Examples of freak in a Sentence

  1. He was the victim of a freak accident.

  2. even weather forecasters seemed surprised by the freak hailstorm

Origin and Etymology of freak

see 1freak


First Known Use: circa 1887


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freak

verb

Definition of freak

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make greatly distressed, astonished, or discomposed —often used with out the news freaked them out

  3. 2 :  to put under the influence of a psychedelic drug —often used with out

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to withdraw from reality especially by taking drugs —often used with out

  6. 2 :  to experience nightmarish hallucinations as a result of taking drugs —often used with out

  7. 3a :  to behave irrationally or unconventionally under the influence of drugs —often used with outb :  to react with extreme or irrational distress or discomposure —often used with out

freaked

adjective

freaked–out

adjective

Origin and Etymology of freak

see 1freak


First Known Use: 1964


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freak

verb

Definition of freak

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

Origin and Etymology of freak

perhaps from or akin to 1freckle


First Known Use: 1637



FREAK Defined for English Language Learners

freak

adjective

Definition of freak for English Language Learners

  • : not natural, normal, or likely


FREAK Defined for Kids

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freak

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noun \ˈfrēk\

Definition of freak for Students

  1. :  a strange, abnormal, or unusual person, thing, or event

freakish

adjective

freaky

adjective

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freak

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adjective

Definition of freak for Students

  1. :  not likely a freak accident


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freak

verb

Definition of freak for Students

freaked

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freaking

  1. 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. 2 :  to become upset —often used with out He just freaked out.



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