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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.

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