Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “freak”

freak

noun uk   /friːk/ us  

freak noun (STRANGE)

[C] a thing, person, animal, or event that is extremely unusual or unlikely, and not like any other of its type: I was born with black hair all over my back, like some sort of freak. The pearl is so big that it has been described as a freak of nature.humorous At my school you were regarded as a freak if you weren't interested in sport.

freak noun (ENTHUSIASTIC PERSON)

a health, computer, surf, etc. freak informal someone who is extremely interested in a particular subject or activity

freak

verb [I or T] uk   /friːk/ informal us  
to become or cause someone to become extremely emotional: My parents freaked when I told them I was pregnant. He freaked out when he heard he'd got the job. This song just freaks me out whenever I hear it.

freak

adjective [before noun] uk   /friːk/ us  
very unusual or unexpected: She was crushed in a freak (= very unlikely) accident in a cave in France. A freak whirlwind has destroyed over 20 caravans in west Wales.
(Definition of freak from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of freak?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “freak”

Definitions of “freak” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More