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"freak" in British English

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freaknoun

uk   /friːk/ us   /friːk/

freakverb [I or T]

uk   /friːk/ us   /friːk/ informal

freakadjective [before noun]

uk   /friːk/ us   /friːk/
(Definition of freak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"freak" in American English

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freakadjective [not gradable]

us   /frik/ also freakish, /ˈfri·kɪʃ/
extremely unusual or unlikely: She died in a freak automobile accident. A freak midsummer hailstorm caught us all by surprise.

freaknoun [C]

us   /frik/
  • freak noun [C] (ENTHUSIAST)

infml a person who is enthusiastic about the stated thing: My eight-year-old grandson is a real sports freak. This guy is a control freak (= wants to control everything).
  • freak noun [C] (UNUSUAL PERSON/THING)

someone or something that is strange or unusual and not like others of its type: In my school, everyone thought you were some kind of freak if you didn’t like sports.
(Definition of freak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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