Meaning of freak


Pronunciation: (frēk), [key]
— n.
  1. any abnormal phenomenon or product or unusual object; anomaly; aberration.
  2. a person or animal on exhibition as an example of a strange deviation from nature; monster.
  3. a sudden and apparently causeless change or turn of events, the mind, etc.; an apparently capricious notion, occurrence, etc.: That kind of sudden storm is a freak.
  4. an imperfect coin, undetected at the mint and put into circulation.
  5. a stamp differing from others of the same printing because of creases, dirty engraving plates, etc. Cf. error (def. 8),(def. 8).
  6. a drug freak.
    1. a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue one interest or obsession:a drug freak.
    2. a devoted fan or follower; enthusiast:a baseball freak.
    3. a hippie.
  7. capriciousness; whimsicality.
  1. unusual; odd; irregular: a freak epidemic.
—v.i., v.t.
  1. to become or make frightened, nervous, or wildly excited: The loud noise caused the horse to freak.
  2. to be freaked out on LSD.
    1. 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.
    2. to lose or cause to lose emotional control from extreme excitement, shock, fear, joy, despair, etc.:Seeing the dead body freaked him out.


Pronunciation: (frēk), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to fleck, streak, or variegate: great splashes of color freaking the sky.
  1. a fleck or streak of color.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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