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Meaning of "phreak" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHREAK

phreak  [friːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHREAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phreak is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb phreak in English.

WHAT DOES PHREAK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Phreaking

Phreaking is a slang term coined to describe the activity of a culture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems, such as equipment and systems connected to public telephone networks. The term phreak is a portmanteau of the words phone and freak, and may also refer to the use of various audio frequencies to manipulate a phone system. Phreak, phreaker, or phone phreak are names used for and by individuals who participate in phreaking. The term first referred to groups who had reverse engineered the system of tones used to route long distance calls. By re-creating these tones, phreaks could switch calls from the phone handset, allowing free calls to be made around the world. To ease the creation of these tones, electronic tone generators known as blue boxes became a staple of the phreaker community, including future Apple Inc. cofounders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The blue box era came to an end with the ever increasing use of computerized phone systems which sent dialling information on a separate, inaccessible channel.

Definition of phreak in the English dictionary

The definition of phreak in the dictionary is to hack or gain unauthorised access into a telecommunications system in order to obtain free calls.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PHREAK

PRESENT

Present
I phreak
you phreak
he/she/it phreaks
we phreak
you phreak
they phreak
Present continuous
I am phreaking
you are phreaking
he/she/it is phreaking
we are phreaking
you are phreaking
they are phreaking
Present perfect
I have phreaked
you have phreaked
he/she/it has phreaked
we have phreaked
you have phreaked
they have phreaked
Present perfect continuous
I have been phreaking
you have been phreaking
he/she/it has been phreaking
we have been phreaking
you have been phreaking
they have been phreaking
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 phreaked
you phreaked
he/she/it phreaked
we phreaked
you phreaked
they phreaked
Past continuous
I was phreaking
you were phreaking
he/she/it was phreaking
we were phreaking
you were phreaking
they were phreaking
Past perfect
I had phreaked
you had phreaked
he/she/it had phreaked
we had phreaked
you had phreaked
they had phreaked
Past perfect continuous
I had been phreaking
you had been phreaking
he/she/it had been phreaking
we had been phreaking
you had been phreaking
they had been phreaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you phreak
we let´s phreak
you phreak
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to phreak
Past participle
phreaked
Present Participle
phreaking
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 PHREAK


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHREAK

phratry
phreaker
phreaking
phreatic
phreatophyte
phreatophytic
phrenesiac
phrenesis
phrenetic
phrenetical
phrenetically
phreneticness
phrenic
phrenism
phrenitic
phrenitides
phrenitis
phrenologic
phrenological
phrenologically

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHREAK

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 phreak in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phreak» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHREAK

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

Translator English - Chinese

phreak
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

phreak
570 millions of speakers

English

phreak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

phreak
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

phreak
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

взломщик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

phreak
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

phreak
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phreak
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Phreak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

phreak
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

phreak
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

phreak
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Phreak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phreak
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

phreak
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फक्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Phreak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

phreak
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Phreak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зломщик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Phreak
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

phreak
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

phreaker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

phreak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

phreak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phreak

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHREAK»

The term «phreak» is regularly used and occupies the 101.987 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHREAK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «phreak» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «phreak» 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 phreak

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHREAK»

Discover the use of phreak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phreak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Phreak
Computer journalist Georgina Powers is investigating a phone phreaking scam in the East End of London when her contact and toy boy, Abdul, is found dead at the bottom of a skip.
Denise Danks, 2001
2
Hacking Into Computer Systems:
OK, now we have established that at least right now, http://phreak.com either does not exist, or else that the computer hosting it is not connected to the Internet. But is this temporary or is it gone, gone, gone? We can get some idea whether it ...
CompX Digital
3
Dustin and Darling
1” (Speed Phreak & Friends) ............................................... 81 Dustin & Darling ......... ...........................................................................................................88 “Evil Phreak's Escape, pt. 2” (Speed Phreak & Friends) ..............................................89 Dustin ...
Dustin Alan Nunn, 2009
4
InfoSecurity 2008 Threat Analysis
Another way to get free telephone services is to use electronic devices known as phreak boxes (also known as blue boxes). Some of the many types of phreak boxes are shown in Table 12.1. Table 12.1 Phreak Boxes Color Function Blue Free ...
Craig Schiller, Seth Fogie, Colby DeRodeff, 2011
5
Cybercrime: Investigating High-Technology Computer Crime
Phreak boxes, while nowhere near as popular as they once were, are still routinely discussed among phreaks. Originally, the boxes were purchased by phreaks, but plans for building the devices are now available on the Internet. Combined ...
Robert Moore, 2010
6
The Best of 2600, Collector's Edition: A Hacker Odyssey
“The Phreak is going to show off, but what he's going to do is pretty dangerous.” Beep-beep! Beep-beep! The Phreak had brought Trader Vic on. “Hey dudes, what's going on?” he asked. “Shh!” we said. “You can't hang up on them once they're ...
Emmanuel Goldstein, 2009
7
Paid in Blood
If DJ Phreak peddled cocaine, maybe he knew Hester. “I got blow.” Phreak smiled. “Best blow you're gonna find on base, bro.” “I think I want a taste of that,” Remy said. “How about small arms? I think I'd like a little something to carry. This place ...
Mel Odom, 2010
8
The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey
asked the Phreak. âSure. Add Trader Vic.” âOkay,” he said. I heard a beep, silence, then people talking. âQuiet down, everyone!” Ivanhoe said. âThe Phreak is going to show off, but what heâs going to do is pretty dangerous.” Beep-beep!
Emmanuel Goldstein, 2008
9
Criminal Psychology and Forensic Technology: A Collaborative ...
There is so much to know that one phreak could know something fairly important and the next phreak not. The next phreak might know ten things that the first phreak doesn't though. It all depends upon where and how they get their info.
Grover Maurice Godwin, 2000
10
Hack Proofing Your Network
Phreak is short for phone phreak (freak spelled with a ph, like phone is). Phreaks are hackers with an interest in telephones and telephone systems. Naturally, there has been at times a tremendous amount of overlap between traditional hacker ...
Ryan Russell, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHREAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phreak is used in the context of the following news items.
1
AofA Art Presents: Dr. Richard PANDemonium's Pharmatrician …
AofA Art Presents: Dr. Richard PANDemonium's Pharmatrician Phreak Show. AGamondesPharmaPandemonium. Thank you to our talented ... «Age of Autism, Jul 15»
2
Legendary hacker: We tapped into Nixon's phone to warn him of …
It wasn't until after I got incarcerated in jail that I spread the word about how that stuff works, because I had phone phreak classes in jail, it was ... «RT, Jun 15»
3
Chloë Sevigny Made a Zine Chronicling the Men in Her Life
... of past US Presidents -- and I can't help but wonder if this POTUS phreak somehow made it into her new zine chronicling the men in her life. «Papermag, Jun 15»
4
League of Legends' Ekko gets his own Champion Spotlight and …
... to be the trend with new champions anyway. The voice in the video, for those who are curious, is Scarizard. Phreak is out of town this time. «Neoseeker, May 15»
5
Holly Herndon: Platform
It's the scene from Hackers when Phreak wakes up to the the FBI storming through his window to arrest him coming to life. That strangely ... «Paste Magazine, May 15»
6
John Simopoulos
He was perhaps the first “phone phreak” in the UK. Thanks to “Simop”, we learnt to make worldwide free calls from telephone boxes by tapping ... «The Times, May 15»
7
Revenge of the nerds: eSports takes over the Civic Center
... but the juxtaposition of announcers in suits on a professional television set going by their gamer-tag names like Phreak, Sheepy or Crumbz ... «Florida Flambeau, May 15»
8
Your PBX has been hacked!
phreak This past week a very large corporation on the east coast was hacked in what seems to naive old me to be a new way -- through its ... «BetaNews, May 15»
9
Les commentateurs du MSI annoncés
Venus des LCS NA, vous pourrez retrouver Joshua « Jatt » Leesman, Sam « Kobe » Hartman-Kenzler, David « Phreak » Turley et Rivington ... «Millenium, May 15»
10
Play with Jobs & Woz phone phreak machines without breaking the …
Way back in the day (1972), Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak designed and started selling “blue boxes,” devices that generated specific tones ... «Cult of Mac, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Phreak [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phreak>. Jul 2019 ».
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