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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed v. - Lose one's nerve.

Usage examples (34)
  • A bodybuilding freak
  • Greg, I think the term freak show is apropos because of the first definition of the word here:
  • SF - Larry Fitzgerald WR Arizona - Fitz is what we call a freak of an athlete.
  • You see, the frequency used by him and in what we call freak bombs, acts first on brain and nerve cells. for more
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  • It was a "freak" (a monstrosity, something abnormal) accident that the phone "phreak" (one who uses a device to avoid paying for phone calls) was able to get through to the White House.
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