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freak

adjective [not gradable]  /frik/ (also freakish,  /ˈfri·kɪʃ/) us  

freak adjective [not gradable] (UNUSUAL)

extremely unusual or unlikely: She died in a freak automobile accident. A freak midsummer hailstorm caught us all by surprise.

freak

noun [C]  /frik/ us  

freak noun [C] (ENTHUSIAST)

infml a person who is enthusiastic about the stated thing: My eight-year-old grandson is a real sports freak. This guy is a control freak (= wants to control everything).

freak noun [C] (UNUSUAL PERSON/THING)

someone or something that is strange or unusual and not like others of its type: In my school, everyone thought you were some kind of freak if you didn’t like sports.
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