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English definition of “psych sb out”

psych sb out

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with psych   /saɪk/ us  
to behave in a very confident or forceful way in order to make a competitor, especially in a sports event, feel less confident: Both athletes were trying to psych each other out before the race.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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