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Meaning of "freak" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FREAK

Of obscure origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FREAK

freak  [friːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FREAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Freak is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb freak in English.

WHAT DOES FREAK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

freak

Freak

In current usage, the word "freak" is commonly used to refer to a person with something strikingly unusual about their appearance or behaviour. This usage dates from the so-called freak scene of the 1960s and 1970s. Julia Pastrana, a woman of unusual appearance An older usage refers to the physically deformed, or having extraordinary diseases and conditions, such as sideshow performers. This has fallen into disuse, except as a pejorative, and as jargon. "Freaks" of this kind can be classified into two groups: natural freaks and made freaks. A natural freak would usually refer to a genetic abnormality, while a made freak is a once normal person who experienced or initiated an alteration at some point in life. "Freak" continues to be used to describe genetic mutations in plants and animals, i.e. "freaks of nature." "Freak" can also be used in a verb form, and can mean: "to become stressed and upset". Usually, in this form, the word is followed by "out" to complete the phrase, "freaking out". However, this meaning and usage is usually considered slang. Adjectival forms include "freakish" as well as "freaky.

Definition of freak in the English dictionary

The first definition of freak in the dictionary is a person, animal, or plant that is abnormal or deformed; monstrosity. Other definition of freak is an object, event, etc, that is abnormal or extremely unusual. Freak is also a personal whim or caprice.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FREAK

PRESENT

Present
I freak
you freak
he/she/it freaks
we freak
you freak
they freak
Present continuous
I am freaking
you are freaking
he/she/it is freaking
we are freaking
you are freaking
they are freaking
Present perfect
I have freaked
you have freaked
he/she/it has freaked
we have freaked
you have freaked
they have freaked
Present perfect continuous
I have been freaking
you have been freaking
he/she/it has been freaking
we have been freaking
you have been freaking
they have been freaking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I freaked
you freaked
he/she/it freaked
we freaked
you freaked
they freaked
Past continuous
I was freaking
you were freaking
he/she/it was freaking
we were freaking
you were freaking
they were freaking
Past perfect
I had freaked
you had freaked
he/she/it had freaked
we had freaked
you had freaked
they had freaked
Past perfect continuous
I had been freaking
you had been freaking
he/she/it had been freaking
we had been freaking
you had been freaking
they had been freaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will freak
you will freak
he/she/it will freak
we will freak
you will freak
they will freak
Future continuous
I will be freaking
you will be freaking
he/she/it will be freaking
we will be freaking
you will be freaking
they will be freaking
Future perfect
I will have freaked
you will have freaked
he/she/it will have freaked
we will have freaked
you will have freaked
they will have freaked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been freaking
you will have been freaking
he/she/it will have been freaking
we will have been freaking
you will have been freaking
they will have been freaking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would freak
you would freak
he/she/it would freak
we would freak
you would freak
they would freak
Conditional continuous
I would be freaking
you would be freaking
he/she/it would be freaking
we would be freaking
you would be freaking
they would be freaking
Conditional perfect
I would have freak
you would have freak
he/she/it would have freak
we would have freak
you would have freak
they would have freak
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been freaking
you would have been freaking
he/she/it would have been freaking
we would have been freaking
you would have been freaking
they would have been freaking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you freak
we let´s freak
you freak
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to freak
Past participle
freaked
Present Participle
freaking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FREAK


bestreak
bɪˈstriːk
creak
kriːk
creek
kriːk
ecofreak
ˈiːkəʊˌfriːk
fenugreek
ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk
Greek
ɡriːk
hairstreak
ˈhɛəˌstriːk
lapstreak
ˈlæpˌstriːk
perique
pəˈriːk
phreak
friːk
redstreak
ˈredˌstriːk
reek
riːk
Reg.
riːk
screak
skriːk
shriek
ʃriːk
speedfreak
ˈspiːdˌfriːk
streak
striːk
tughrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
tugrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
wreak
riːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FREAK

freak out
freak show
freak-out
freakier
freakiest
freakily
freakiness
freaking
freakish
freakishly
freakishness
freakout
freaky
freckle
freckled
freckly
fredaine

WORDS THAT END LIKE FREAK

break
career break
city break
coffee break
daybreak
heartbreak
jailbreak
Jesus freak
losing streak
lucky break
lunch break
make or break
make-or-break
mini-break
newsbreak
outbreak
price break
service break
tax break
tie-break

Synonyms and antonyms of freak in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FREAK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «freak» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of freak

Translation of «freak» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FREAK

Find out the translation of freak to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of freak from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «freak» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不寻常的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anormal
570 millions of speakers

English

freak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सनकी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نزوة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

урод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

incomum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খামখেয়াল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bizarre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aneh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verrückt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

風変わりな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기이한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Freak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறும்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विलक्षण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anormal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anomalo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Freak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

урод
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

freak
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

freak
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

frats
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

missfoster
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

freak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of freak

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FREAK»

The term «freak» is very widely used and occupies the 9.190 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FREAK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «freak» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «freak» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about freak

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10 QUOTES WITH «FREAK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word freak.
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Christina Applegate
The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?
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Diora Baird
Your mind can do wonders, so scary movies are not the healthiest for me because it does freak me out.
3
Stephen Baldwin
I'm your full blown charismatic evangelical freak daddy.
4
Amber Benson
I admit it: I'm a freak who sits obsessively in front of my computer typing my name into Yahoo Search over and over again. I'm a closet Amberholic. Please help me!
5
April Bloomfield
I'm a bit of a control freak.
6
Paget Brewster
I'm like this wiry freak they pulled out of a bar two months ago and said, 'Let's throw it on the wall and see if it sticks.'
7
Eric Bristow
I was born at the right time. I was a freak - the only young player when darts took off in the 1970s.
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Naomi Campbell
I like to control everything, and you cannot control everything. You have to at some point say, 'I let go and I'm going to let the cards fall where they fall... For a control freak, it's hard.
9
George Carlin
When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat.
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Mark Consuelos
I'm claustrophobic. I can't go into haunted houses. They have these tight, dark, enclosed space. I freak out. That's my phobia. It gets me out of stuff. Someone asks me to do something and I tell them I can't because I'm claustrophobic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FREAK»

Discover the use of freak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to freak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the ...
In this book, Stefan Fatsis, journalist and self-confessed word freak, goes in search of the people for whom Scrabble is life and affords us a glimpse into the extraordinary world of the brilliant geeks and misfit savants who populate the ...
Stefan Fatsis, 2002
2
Freak The Mighty
Two boys – a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces – forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. (Made into the film, The Mighty.)
Rodman Philbrick, 2013
3
Cirque Du Freak (The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 1)
The amazing manga retelling of Darren Shan’s international best-selling vampire saga, with illustrations by Japanese artist Takahiro Arai.
Darren Shan, 2013
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Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit
Traces the history of freak shows, describes the deceptions used in marketing carnival attractions, and looks at changing public attitudes
Robert Bogdan, 1990
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Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Le Freak does all that and much more. This is truly one of the best books ever written about art, music, life, and the way we grow to be exactly who we are.
Nile Rodgers, 2011
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Freak
Follows a Seattle serial murder investigation centering on Abby Locke, who has been imprisoned for the attempted killing of a police officer and who has captured the attention of a violent fan obsessed with proving her innocence.
Jennifer Hillier, 2012
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Freak
From bizarre arrest to explosive conclusion, Freak is a wild rollercoaster of a ride, featuring impossible escapes, a dizzying manhunt, and a gothic mini-movie of a courtroom confession, wherein you'll meet the real Nicolas Vilenov, ...
Ron Sanders, 2007
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Freak
Once upon a time, Uncle Oliver was Loki, Jake was just a friend, and Sam was dead. That was before things got complicated.
Francine Pascal, 2013
9
Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography
The authors recounts his life growing up in Jackson Heights, Queens, protraying the people he encountered, from his Latino friends, family, and feuding parents
John Leguizamo, David Bar Katz, 1997
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Action Movie Freak
The book also spotlights specific action heroes/actors, and features 250 color photos and movie posters, as well as fun Top 10 lists, including best one-liners and most over-the-top kills.
Katrina Hill, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FREAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term freak is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nathan Friend pulls off freak pass to land stunning Warriors try …
July 12, 2015: New Zealand hooker Nathan Friend turned gymnast to set up a brilliant Warriors try, leaping to take a bomb and then throwing ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
2
Michael Deeds: Prepare to freak during the week of the guitar geek …
Michael Deeds: Prepare to freak during the week of the guitar geek in Boise. By Michael Deeds. mdeeds@idahostatesman.comJuly 12, 2015. «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
3
'Freak' midair collision could serve as a warning as Charleston's …
A father and son from Berkeley County died Tuesday after their small airplane collided with a military fighter jet near Moncks Corner. Facebook. «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
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'Freak' midair collision should serve as a warning as Charleston's …
A father and son from Berkeley County died Tuesday after their small airplane collided with a military fighter jet near Moncks Corner. Facebook. «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
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Pitcher Jeff Belge of Henninger re-injures right eye in freak accident
Henninger High School's Jeff Belge, one of the top pitching prospects in the nation, re-injured his right eye in a freak accident on Thursday in ... «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
6
Female bosses freak men out
Men may feel threatened by female bosses and act more assertively towards them than male supervisors, new research says. The study ... «Pakistan Today, Jul 15»
7
Teenage girl lifted unconscious from swimming pool after knocked …
A teenager has relived the terrifying moment she had to be lifted unconscious from a swimming pool after she was knocked out in a freak water ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
8
New OpenSSL Bug Is No Heartbleed Or Freak But You Still Need To …
OpenSSL, the cryptographic library used by millions of websites on the Internet, has found another bug that undermines the security of Internet ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
9
Bureacrats fleeing from Modi's Delhi: A 'control freak' PM is not the …
But Mihir Srivastava in Outlook quotes a cabinet secretary as complaining about the Prime Minister being both “a control freak and a travel ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
10
Game Freak's Tembo the Badass Elephant drops on July 21
As a Sega-published Game Freak project, this had my attention by default. I hope it lives up to the great premise. Tembo's trunk can turn into a ... «Destructoid, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Freak [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/freak>. Aug 2019 ».
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