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  • v. To react (or cause to react) with extreme anger or fear to something to the extent that one loses one's composure or behaves irrationally; originally, to suffer an unexpected and severe bad reaction from the recreational use of a psychotropic - usually hallucinogenic - drug,
  • v. To scare someone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. lose one's nerve
  • n. a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)


Coined in the Mothers of Invention album Freak Out. (Wiktionary)


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