freak out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v freak out lose one's nerve "When he saw the accident, he freaked out"
    • n freak out a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
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Quotations

  • Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix
    “When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.”

Usage

In literature:

Just as soon as she grows out of one freak she takes up with another.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She decided that sometime she really must go out of her way to pass Hicks's shop and see this freak.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
An incident worth relating grew out of this freak.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
It was a hollow scooped out by some freak of the wind.
"Over Prairie Trails" by Frederick Philip Grove
He was aflame to be off and out of Master Freake's eyesight.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
But it is always pleasant in this world of routine to act out a freak.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
It is one of the inevitable freaks of taste that puts so choice a strain of psalmody out of fashion.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
We tried to talk George out of this notion, which Mac and I regarded as a freak, unnecessary in the first place, and impossible anyhow.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Nobody hardly uses anything but sine waves for communication, but I got to make this gadget turn out a freak wave-type by guess and golly.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He loved fun, and was ready to help carry out the freak.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
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In poetry:

How her tresses out and in
Fold in many a curly freak,
Round about the snowy chin
And the softly tinted cheek,
Where no sorrows now can weep,
And the dimples lie asleep.
"Before Sleep" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

How To Freak Out A Frog .
Alleged burglar freaks out and dials 911 when homeowner pulls a gun.
Tim Hardaway Jr not freaking out about his shooting slump, says maturity will pull him through.
You can imagine how much I freaked out when I saw they just released this Optimus Prime hoodie .
'I'm all freaked out,' says singer.
I'm a wussy girl, and I'd get freaked out.
But don't freak out, kid.
"I was freaking out," Osborn said.
Jess was freaking out after her gynecologist friend Sadie broke the news that a woman can lose up to 90 percent of her eggs by age 30.
'Man vs Wild' Preview: Guest Adventurer Jake Gyllenhaal's Insurance Co mpany Will Freak Out (Video).
I want to be wild in the bedroom, but it freaks out my boyfriend.
The film festival's finale is a French freak-out of famous faces.
"They kind of freaked out.'".
(MoneyWatch) Yes, we're all freaked out by what's happening in Washington.
Liberal Men Freak Out About Florida's Sex Survey on Behalf of the State's Womenfolk.
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In science:

They pointed out that a freak wave is rare, short-lived, and always has a small ratio of nonlinearity to dispersion.
Mach reflection and KP solitons in shallow water
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