- a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue one interest or obsession: a drug freak.
- a devoted fan or follower; enthusiast: a baseball freak.
- a hippie.
verb (used with or without object)
- to enter into or cause a period of irrational behavior or emotional instability, as under the influence of a drug: to be freaked out on LSD.
- to lose or cause to lose emotional control from extreme excitement, shock, fear, joy, despair, etc.: Seeing the dead body freaked him out.
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Definition for freak (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for freak
Still, fans can’t help but happily freak out that Janet Hubert, the actress who played the original Aunt Viv in the ’90s series, was included in the festivities.‘Full Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Cast Reunites To Celebrate The Show’s 30th Anniversary|Hope Wright|September 11, 2020|Essence.com
Two weeks ago, after freak lightning strikes torched Northern California but before the inferno of Labor Day weekend had begun, a friend called to talk, like you do when the world is turning to crap and nothing is stable or makes sense.The Climate Crisis Is Happening Right Now. Just Look at California’s Weekend.|by Elizabeth Weil|September 9, 2020|ProPublica
In a matter of weeks, California has been hit with two record-breaking heat waves, hundreds of blazes, freak lightning storms and dangerously poor air quality.California faces widespread power cuts after weeks of destructive wildfires|kdunn6|September 8, 2020|Fortune
People freak out if there’s a single bad day whereas in the past there was a little more leniency.
People also can’t tell if you have a mask when it’s hiding in your pocket, so you could freak out an immunocompromised hiker or runner.
Really, is it any wonder that fluoride should freak people out?
And in a culture as paranoid as ours, we freak out about them all the time.Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer|James Poulos|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After her husband dies in a freak accident, Regal moves to Tel Aviv.
Freak Show, then, by its very name should be his crowning achievement.
American Horror Story: Freak Show, it seems, is a revenge tale.
In short, Hare's view of the average American is now such an anachronism as to entitle him fairly to be called a freak.A Year in Europe|Walter W. Moore
The freak memory is not worth striving for, but a good working memory decidedly is.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
He was afterwards heartily ashamed of this freak, which he wonders he could ever have been guilty of.
“It must have been the freak of some Indian hunter,” said Ned, examining the rock on which the little flag-staff was raised.The Golden Dream|R.M. Ballantyne
His visitor had seemed so genuinely interested, and, above all, had treated him like a rational human being instead of a freak.Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for freak (1 of 2)
- an object, event, etc, that is abnormal or extremely unusual
- (as modifier)a freak storm