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be in a blue funk

1. To be in a melancholy, depressed, or dejected state. Jill has been in a blue funk ever since her wife moved out.
2. To be in an extremely anxious, nervous, or fearful state. I was in a blue funk waiting to hear the outcome of the surgery.
See also: blue, funk

be in a (blue) funk

slang To feel sad or unhappy for a lengthy period of time. Ever since I got rejected from my first-choice college, I've been in a funk. I'm taking Don out tonight because he's been in a blue funk since his wife left him.
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funked out

Sl. intoxicated. Do you think you can go through life funked out all the time? Are you funked out again?
See also: funk, out

in a (blue) funk

sad; depressed. I've been in a blue funk all week. Don't get in a funk about your job. Things'll get better.
See also: funk

blue funk, in a

1. In a state of panic or terror. For example, Just because the bride's mother is late, you needn't get in a blue funk. This term originated in the mid-1700s as in a funk, the adjective blue, meaning "affected with fear or anxiety," being added a century later.
2. In a state of dejection, sad. For example, Anne has been in a blue funk since her dog died. This usage employs blue in the sense of "sad"-a meaning that first emerged in the late 1300s. Also see have the blues.
See also: blue

blue funk

(ˈblu ˈfəŋk)
n. a state of depression. You’ve got to get out of your blue funk and get back to work.
See also: blue, funk

fake the funk

tv. to pretend to be in the know; to pretend to be fly; to fake being stylish. (Black.) He’s only faking the funk to survive in the hood. He gets an A in every class in school.
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1. n. a bad odor; a stench. What is that ghastly funk in here?
2. n. tobacco smoke. Most of those important decisions are made by party hacks in funk-filled back rooms.
3. n. a depressed state. I’ve been in such a funk that I can’t get my work done.
4. n. cowardice; terror. She suffers this terrible funk whenever she has to give a talk.
5. n. a kind of blues rock; jazz based on gospel music. Man, groove on that funk, would ya?

funked out

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Do you think you can go through life funked out all the time?
See also: funk, out


mod. damnable. (Euphemistic for fucking. Usually objectionable.) Who put this funking milk crate in the hall?
See also: funk

in a blue funk

mod. sad; depressed. Don’t be in a blue funk. Things’ll get better.
See also: blue, funk
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While the company will offer a Funk Seed brand, it will also distribute Syngenta's Innotech brand corn and soybean seed for the 2014 planting season.
Funk Seed company is focused on using salespeople visiting on-the-farm.
That will change soon, according to Funk, "We plan to be a national brand, and that's starting to happen.
E-brochures and electronic ordering are standard fare for Funk Seeds' reps.
In the very near future, Funk Seeds will offer a rather unique service to their grower customers--aerial details of germination rates, weed and insect pressures, disease problems and the like.
De um total de 550funks proibidos e 205funks de torcida--que incluem todas as faccoes e todos os times--foram selecionadas aleatoriamente 50 dentre as que faziam referencia ao Comando Vermelho (CV), sendo aproveitadas 3 9 delas, e 44 funks da torcida organizada Forca Jovem Vasco (FJV).
Uma matriz de categorizacao foi criada a partir da leitura flutuante e de outras subsequentes dos 50 funks de faccao, nas quais temas centrais emergiram.
Procedemos a leitura do outro conjunto de funks de torcida e percebemos que esta matriz poderia ser utilizada como parametro para a analise deste material.
Os funks de torcida, como os de faccao, estruturam-se em torno do conflito.
Da mesma maneira, os funks proibidos de faccao, por retratarem o universo destas faccoes, que estao em constante disputa pelo dominio, defesa e manutencao de territorios--com a policia ou com uma faccao rival--tambem tem no conflito a sua tonica.
I teach funk for all--those students just learning to do funk or just looking for new aerobics choreography.
Most funk classes are taught by aerobics teachers who transform exercise into funk, but I'm a street dancer who teaches all funk choreography from beginning to end.
I start from square one, attracting students who want to try funk but are intimidated.
Music: Dynamix funk tapes and custom mixed tapes of top 40 hits.
By next year there will be a whole new collection of funk videos for instructors and consumers, and even funk fitness programs on TV.