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freak-out

[freek-out] /ˈfrikˌaʊt/
noun, Slang.
1.
an act or instance of freaking out.
2.
a person who freaks out.
Also, freakout.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; noun use of verb phrase freak out
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Examples from the web for freak-out
  • Between embryos and chemicals, perhaps a protective parent freak-out was inevitable.
  • Some speculate that the disturbance could have sparked the aquatic mammals' freak-out, but other scientists aren't convinced.
  • It's an amusing trip down memory lane, complete with a robotic pimp and cheesy kaleidoscopic freak-out scenes.
Slang definitions & phrases for freak-out

freak-out

noun
  1. An instance of freaking out: aperiod which one feminist writer has called one of ''mass freak-outs all over the place''/ the same freakouts, the same strange clothes
  2. A person who is freaked out
  3. A frightening or nightmarish drug experience; bad trip, bummer
  4. A congregation of hippies (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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