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English definition of “psych sb out”

psych sb out

informal phrasal verb with psych     /saɪk/ verb
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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