from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put into the right psychological frame of mind: The coach psyched the team before the game.
- transitive v. To excite emotionally: The children were psyched to see the circus.
- transitive v. To undermine the confidence of by psychological means; intimidate: "Depending on whose personality is stronger, one can more easily psych the other” ( Harold C. Schonberg).
- transitive v. To analyze, solve, or comprehend.
- transitive v. To anticipate or guess the intentions of: "Most others could never approach [his] ability ... to psyche out the opposition's thinking so consistently” ( Steven Brill).
- transitive v. Informal To analyze and treat by psychoanalysis.
- intransitive v. To become confused or mentally deranged.
- n. Psychology.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Psychology or psychiatry.
- n. A psychologist; a psychiatrist.
- v. To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind (also psych up).
- v. To intimidate (someone) emotionally or using psychology (also psych out).
- v. To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.
- interj. Indicating that one's preceding statement was false and that one has successfully fooled one's interlocutor. Also sike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of psychology.