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freak

noun uk   us   /friːk/

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   us   /friːk/ informal
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   us   /friːk/
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.
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