And in a culture as paranoid as ours, we freak out about them all the time.
Anyone can freak out and screw up in the heat of the moment.
The doctor replied, “We could, but most people kind of freak out when they feel the screw being screwed into their shoulder.”
Whereas that might freak out a lesser writer for Dyer it released almost baroque flights of playful literary fancy.
But are you going to freak out and become conservative and reactionary and angry and bitter?
And their middle-aged, middle class children will also freak out if you cut their benefits.
It didn't really bother me if my future husband (who was only theoretical at the time) would someday disapprove and freak out.
These stories about techno-snooping always make for great scandal copy, because everyone loves to freak out about privacy.
If people are actually concerned about mamading increasing as a sexual practice, do not freak out about it.
But state Republican officials are already starting to freak out.
also freakout "bad psychedelic drug trip or something comparable to one," 1966 (despite an amusing coincidental appearance of the phrase dug up by the OED in "Fanny Hill" from 1749), from verbal phrase freak out, attested from 1965 in the drug sense (from 1902 in a sense "change, distort, come out of alignment"); see freak (n.). Freak (n.) "drug user" is attested from 1945.
She had had her freak out, and had pretty plentifully drowned her curiosity in a glut of pleasure .... [Cleland, "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure," 1749]
1560s, "sudden turn of mind," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Old English frician "to dance" (not recorded in Middle English, but the word may have survived in dialect) [OED, Barnhart], or perhaps from Middle English frek "bold, quickly," from Old English frec "greedy, gluttonous" (cf. German frech "bold, impudent").
Sense of "capricious notion" (1560s) and "unusual thing, fancy" (1784) preceded that of "strange or abnormal individual" (first in freak of nature, 1847; cf. Latin lusus naturæ, used in English from 1660s). The sense in health freak, ecology freak, etc. is attested from 1908 (originally Kodak freak, a camera buff). Freak show attested from 1887.
"change, distort," 1911, from freak (n.). Earlier, "to streak or fleck randomly" (1630s). Related: Freaked; freaking.