- a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue one interest or obsession: a drug freak.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?
They had a freak-out moment and destroyed some source material.
I was already a full-blown movie freak by the time I was in 8th grade.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
But to others it was only a freak of the lad's imagination, which had been much influenced by the reading of romances.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
Another contributory source to this oddest freak of my life was the terms on which I had returned to the college.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions
A child born with three legs is a freak of nature, a monstrosity, yet it sometimes appears.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth.|John Uri Lloyd
The Druggists Circular is to be congratulated on exposing this latest pharmaceutical freak.
By some freak of nature here was a place where the breed ran to high blood.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
British Dictionary definitions for freak (1 of 2)
- an object, event, etc, that is abnormal or extremely unusual
- (as modifier)a freak storm