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noun [C] (STRANGE)    /friːk/
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 .Strange, suspicious and unnatural things and people
(Definition of freak noun (STRANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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