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psych

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verb \ˈsīk\
variants: or less commonly

psyche

Definition of psych

psyched

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psyching

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  psychoanalyze

  3. 2a :  to anticipate correctly the intentions or actions of :  outguessb :  to analyze or figure out (something, such as a problem or course of action) I psyched it all out by myself and decided — David Hulburd

  4. 3a :  to make psychologically uneasy :  intimidate, scare pressure doesn't psych me — Jerry Quarry —often used with out has a way of psyching out the competitionb :  to make (someone, such as oneself) psychologically ready especially for performance —often used with up psyched herself up for the race

Examples of psych in a Sentence

  1. He was trying to psych himself before the race.

Origin and Etymology of psych

by shortening


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psych

abbreviation

Definition of psych


psych-

combining form
variants: or

psycho-

Definition of psych-

  1. 1 :  mind :  mental processes and activities psychodynamic psychology

  2. 2 :  psychological methods psychoanalysis psychotherapy

  3. 3 :  brain psychosurgery

  4. 4 :  mental and psychosomatic

Origin and Etymology of psych-

Greek, from psychē breath, principle of life, life, soul, from psychein to breathe; akin to Sanskrit babhasti he blows


PSYCH Defined for English Language Learners

psych

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verb

Definition of psych for English Language Learners

  • : to make (yourself or another person) mentally ready to perform or compete


Medical Dictionary

psych

abbreviation

Medical Definition of psych



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