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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Freak  \Freak\  (fr[=e]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Freaked} 
  (fr[=e]kt);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Freaking}.]  [Akin  to  OE  frakin, 
  freken,  freckle,  Icel.  freknur  pl.,  Sw  fr["a]kne,  Dan. 
  fregne,  Gr  perkno`s  dark-colored,  Skr.  p[.r][,c]ni 
  variegated.  Cf  {Freckle},  {Freck}.] 
  To  variegate;  to  checker;  to  streak.  [R.] 
 
  Freaked  with  many  a  mingled  hue.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Freak  \Freak\,  n.  [Prob.  from  OE  frek  bold,  AS  frec  bold, 
  greedly;  akin  to  OHG.  freh  greedly,  G.  frech  insolent,  Icel. 
  frekr  greedy,  Goth.  fa['i]hufriks  avaricious.] 
  A  sudden  causeless  change  or  turn  of  the  mind;  a  whim  of 
  fancy;  a  capricious  prank;  a  vagary  or  caprice. 
 
  She  is  restless  and  peevish,  and  sometimes  in  a  freak 
  will  instantly  change  her  habitation.  --Spectator. 
 
  Syn:  Whim;  caprice;  folly;  sport.  See  {Whim}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  freak 
  n  :  a  person  or  animal  that  is  markedly  unusual  or  deformed 
  [syn:  {monster},  {monstrosity},  {lusus  naturae}] 
  v  :  lose  one's  nerve;  "When  he  saw  the  accident,  he  freaked  out" 
  [syn:  {freak  out},  {gross  out},  {lose  control}] 




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