Pronunciation: (frēk), [key]
1. any abnormal phenomenon or product or unusual object; anomaly; aberration.
2. a person or animal on exhibition as an example of a strange deviation from nature; monster.
3. a sudden and apparently causeless change or turn of events, the mind, etc.; an apparently capricious notion, occurrence, etc.: That kind of sudden storm is a freak.
4. imperfect coin, undetected at the mint and put into circulation.
5. Philately.a stamp differing from others of the same printing because of creases, dirty engraving plates, etc. Cf. error (def. 8), variety (def. 8).
6. Slang.
a. a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue one interest or obsession: a drug freak.
b. a devoted fan or follower; enthusiast: a baseball freak.
c. a hippie.
7. Archaic.capriciousness; whimsicality.

unusual; odd; irregular: a freak epidemic.

v.i., v.t.
1. to become or make frightened, nervous, or wildly excited: The loud noise caused the horse to freak.
2. freak out, Slang.
a. to enter into or cause a period of irrational behavior or emotional instability, as under the influence of a drug: to be freaked out on LSD.
b. to lose or cause to lose emotional control from extreme excitement, shock, fear, joy, despair, etc.: Seeing the dead body freaked him out.


Pronunciation: (frēk), [key]
to fleck, streak, or variegate: great splashes of color freaking the sky.

a fleck or streak of color.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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