psych sb out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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psych sb out

phrasal verb with psych uk   us   /saɪk/ verb
to ​behave in a very ​confident or ​forceful way in ​order to make a ​competitor, ​especially in a ​sportsevent, ​feel less ​confident: Both ​athletes were ​trying to ​psych each other out before the ​race.
(Definition of psych sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “psych sb out”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在体育比赛中)吓住,镇住(对手)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在體育比賽中)嚇住,鎮住(對手)…
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