Freak - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |friːk|  American pronunciation of the word freak
Brit.  |friːk|  British pronunciation of the word freak

noun

- a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed (syn: monster, monstrosity)
- someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction(syn: addict, junkie, junky, nut)

verb

- lose one's nerve

Examples

eccentric, artistic types whom many regarded as freaks

I had a terrible rash on my face, and I felt like a freak.

He was the victim of a freak accident.

...even weather forecasters seemed surprised by the freak hailstorm...

These glasses make me look like a freak.

Women who studied engineering used to be considered freaks.

Due to some freak of nature, it snowed in June.

By some freak of fate, he walked away from the crash completely unhurt.

April's sales figures were a freak.

He was crushed to death in a freak accident.

The men drowned when a freak wave sank their boat.

When Ben heard about the accident, he just freaked.

When he saw the accident, he freaked out

...she's a sloven and he's a neat freak—it's a wonder they are able to live together...

...feeling a little spacey in the moments following the freak accident...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: freak
he/she/it: freaks
present participle: freaking
past tense: freaked
past participle: freaked
noun
singular: freak
plural: freaks
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