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freak of nature

Something or someone that is unusual, rare, or abnormal in some way; beyond or outside the natural world. The goat they have at the circus sideshow is a real freak of nature, it was born with two heads! He can lift over 500 pounds in the gym, he's like some freak of nature.
See also: freak, nature, of

control freak

Someone who has an obsessive or compulsive need to control every aspect of a situation and/or the ways in which others act. My father can be such a control freak sometimes, always dictating how I should be living my life. Janice is a real control freak—she wouldn't even let me help her vacuum the carpet!
See also: control, freak

fly (one's) freak flag

slang To behave in or embrace an unusual, unconventional, or uninhibited manner or mode of being. My parents are rather conservative, so it's liberating to be in college where I can fly the freak flag without worrying about their reprisals. My favorite music tends to come from artists who aren't afraid to fly their freak flags a bit.
See also: flag, fly, freak

freak flag

Any unconventional, nonconformist, or uninhibited behavior, convictions, opinions, or lifestyle choices that are unique to an individual. My high school literature teacher taught me to always be true to myself and to wear my freak flag proudly.
See also: flag, freak

get (one's) freak on

1. To have sexual intercourse or a sexual experience. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I can always hear my neighbors getting their freak on next door—it's so embarrassing!
2. To dance, especially in a wild, crazy, or uninhibited manner. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Come on everybody, get out on the dance floor and get your freak on!
3. To party, especially in a wild, crazy, or uninhibited manner. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I can't wait for your house party this weekend—I really need to get my freak on!
4. To act or behave in a wild, crazy, or uninhibited manner. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Jeff really got his freak on last night after a few too many beers.
See also: freak, get, on

speed freak

A drug user who abuses or is addicted to an amphetamine, especially methamphetamine (also known as "speed"). This state is a thoroughfare for methamphetamine to the rest of the country, so it's little wonder that there are so many speed freaks here.
See also: freak, speed

freak out

1. verb, slang To suddenly express anger or excitement in a very visible way. Mom will freak out when she finds out we broke her vase! I totally freaked out when I heard we'd won tickets to the concert.
2. verb, slang To startle or frighten someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "freak" and "out." The sight of that huge needle completely freaked me out.
3. verb, slang To experience jarring and frightening side effects (such as hallucinations) due to drug use. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "freak" and "out." I swore off drugs because my last trip freaked me out so bad.
4. noun, slang A bad experience while taking some mind-altering drug. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated or written as one word. I swore off drugs after my last freak-out.
5. noun, slang A wild party. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated or written as one word. Someone in our class always throws a real freak-out at the end of the school year.
See also: freak, out

freak

1. verb, slang To suddenly express anger or excitement in a very visible way. Mom will freak when she finds out we broke her vase! I totally freaked when I heard we'd won tickets to the concert.
2. verb, slang To be startled or frightened. I completely freaked at the sight of that huge needle.
3. noun, slang A person or thing considered highly irregular, unconventional, or bizarre. Can be derogatory when used to describe a person. In this city, you can be a freak and not worry about people staring at you all the time. Look at that freak! Have you ever seen a bug like that? Dude, you need to stop hanging out with the freaks. What a bunch of weirdos.
4. noun, slang A person who is very sexually uninhibited. I've heard she's a real freak in bed.
5. An interjection used as a more mild version of "fuck." Freak! Where did I put my keys?

freak out

(at someone or something) Go to freak out (over someone or something).
See also: freak, out

freak out

(on something) to lose control of one's mind because of something, usually a drug. She freaked out on the stuff she was smoking. She took some funny little pills and freaked out immediately.
See also: freak, out

freak out (over someone or something)

 and freak out (at someone or something)
to become very angry or lose control of one's mind because of someone or something that has happened. I absolutely freaked out over the whole business! Don't freak out at me!
See also: freak, out

freak someone out

to shock or disorient someone. The whole business freaked me out. I didn't mean to freak out everybody with the bad news.
See also: freak, out

freaked (out)

 
1. shocked; disoriented. (Sometimes used of the effects of drugs or alcohol.) I was too freaked out to reply. Man, was I freaked.
2. tired out; exhausted. I'm too freaked out to go on without some rest. The chick is really freaked. Let her rest.
See also: freak

freak out

1. Experience or cause to experience hallucinations, paranoia, or other frightening feelings as a result of taking a mind-altering drug. For example, They were freaking out on LSD or some other drug. [Slang; mid-1960s]
2. Behave or cause to behave irrationally and uncontrollably, with enthusiasm, excitement, fear, or madness. For example, The band's wild playing made the audience freak out, or It was such a close accident, it really freaked me out, or She freaked out and ended up in the psychiatric ward. [Slang; 1960s] Also see flip one's lid; wig out.
See also: freak, out

freak out

v. Slang
1. To lose control of one's emotions: I freaked out when I saw my low test score.
2. To cause someone to lose control of his or her emotions: The dentist really freaked me out with that needle. The rock band freaked out the crowd when they started letting audience members onstage.
See also: freak, out

eagle freak

n. someone with strong concerns about the environment and conservation, especially the preservation of the eagle. (A play on eco freak.) The eagle freaks oppose building the dam.
See also: eagle, freak

eco freak

and eco nut (ˈiko frik and ˈiko nət)
n. someone with strong concerns about the environment and conservation. (Mildly derogatory. From ecology.) They call me an eco freak, which is okay by me. The eco freaks are protesting the tree trimming.
See also: eco, freak

freak mommy

n. a good-looking female. Sally is such a freak mommy. My eyes just water!
See also: freak

freak (out)

1. in. to panic; to lose control. I was so frightened, I thought I would freak.
2. n. a bad drug experience; a psychotic reaction to the drug LSD. (Drugs. Usually freak-out or freakout.) Some of them get turned off to drugs by a really good freakout.
3. n. a wild party of any type; any exciting happening. (Usually freak-out or freakout.) There is a big freak-out at Freddy’s joint tonight.
4. n. a freaked (out) person. (Usually freak-out or freakout.) Some poor freak-out sat in the corner and rocked.
See also: freak, out

freak

verb

freak someone out

tv. to shock or disorient someone. The whole business freaked me out.
See also: freak, out, someone

freaked (out)

1. mod. shocked; disoriented. (Perhaps from drugs or alcohol.) I was too freaked out to reply.
2. mod. tired out; exhausted. I’m too freaked out to go on without some rest.
See also: freak, out

freaked

verb
See also: freak

fuck-freak

n. someone who is obsessed with copulation. (Taboo. Usually objectionable.) She is a hot little fuck-freak, and she’ll wear out any dude that takes her on.

garbage freak

and garbagehead
n. an addict who will take any drug. (Drugs.) They’re only teenagers and already they’re garbageheads. The garbageheads will take beans or anything else.
See also: freak, garbage

juice freak

n. someone who prefers alcohol to drugs. (Drugs.) Freddy is a juice freak. He won’t touch dolls.
See also: freak, juice

kick freak

n. a nonaddicted drug user. (Drugs.) Ernie used to be a kick freak, but all that has changed.
See also: freak, kick

pillhead

and pill freak
n. a drug user who prefers drugs in pill or capsule form. (Drugs.) The police turned the juvenile “pillheads” over to their parents. You pill freaks should try some of this stuff.

pill freak

verb
See also: freak, pill

speed freak

and speedhead
n. a drug user who injects methamphetamine; an amphetamine user. (Drugs and general slang.) Speed freaks, not heroin addicts, account for a high proportion of drug-related crime.
See also: freak, speed
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The opportunity to view the side shows and freak shows can teach us how far we have come in our concern for individuals with special needs.
Our control freak personally takes action against a young and promising journalist in connection with a tweet that cannot be considered a crime or insult in any normal legal system.
The episode will see two central Freak characters sneaking along to the venue trying to catch a glimpse of The Saturdays.
According to Halperin and Harris, it was Bill's success at taming the Freak Show that helped him bounce back from the failure of his first two years in office, when he suffered from the debilitating perception that he was both weak and wrong.
An air of malaise creeps into the company and because the control freak is absent from daily operations demanding that standards are maintained, the firm's service begins its slow and inevitable roll downhill.
Ultimately, the best audiences for this book are fellow germ freaks, who will enjoy the social validation it provides, and persons with enough preexisting savvy about infectious disease to sort out the helpful tips from the overly dramatic prose ("When you touch the shopping cart handle laden with E.
viewers enter a familiar spectacle of carnivals and freak shows, freighted with racial registries.
Afterwards, Freak Occurence ran well in stronger-class races than today's at Kempton and York.
Call them freaks, the underground, the counterculture, flower children or hippies," writes Barry Miles in characteristic prose, they "transformed life in the West as we knew it, introducing a spirit of freedom, of hope, of happiness, of change and of revolution.
In fact there is only one member of the troupe who is what would be considered a genuine freak - the rest are all man-made.
Freaks opens with a carnival barker who is displaying a sideshow freak.
A senior at Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska, initiated swing and salsa lessons when classmates said freak dancing was the only style they knew.
The first theme derives from Fiedler's classic definition of physically anomalous individuals in his work Freaks, which sees the "freak" as being subject to classification, much like an aesthetic object: "The true Freak .
Freak shows not only constituted "the freak as an icon of generalized embodied deviance," Thomson argues, but also "simultaneously reinscribed gender, race, sexual aberrance, ethnicity, and disability as inextricable yet particular exclusionary systems legitimated by bodily variation - all represented by the single multivalent figure of the freak.
ANDY Freak scored a hat-trick of tries to help Stourbridge to victory in Jewson Two North.