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psych

play
verb \ˈsīk\

Definition of psych

psyched

psyching

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  psychoanalyze

  3. 2 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>

  4. 3 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 in a sentence

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

Variants of psych

or

psyche

Origin and Etymology of psych

by shortening


First Known Use: 1917


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psych

abbreviation

Definition of psych


psych-

combining form

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>

Variants of psych-

or

psycho-

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

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psych

play
verb \ˈsīk\

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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