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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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Freaks, human oddities, freak shows and side shows.
The word freak is commonly used to refer to a person with a physical deformity or is afflicted with some kind of disfiguring disease or abnormal condition.
Also in this episode, Jimmy returned to the freak show to learn that Jessica has shot his father.
Among the ways various American avant-garde works make use of the freak show's example, Blyn focuses on the tendency to sustain "epistemic desire"--that is, the freak show's need to keep audiences enthralled by perpetuating doubt, curiosity, and a sense of indeterminacy.
Murphy explained the setting for the upcoming series "is not a circus and is not carnival, it's a freak show,'' adding that it was Lange who came up with idea of her character.
In some cases, the control freak sees their constant intervention as beneficial or even necessary; this can be caused by feelings of separation or departure from one .
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2006: Teenage Abel stands out in his surroundings because he's the only one who's "normal": he has grown up in a freak show, the Faeryland 1899 Review, and everyone around him is a human oddity of one kind or another.
Just as school teachers try and stamp out bullying, it's your role as MD to look after your control freaks, especially younger ones who might otherwise be lured to the dark side by lazier colleagues.
While Freaks and Geeks seems like an ordinary teen drama, it does not resort to outward character conflict where audiences would typically expect it.
The book does a nice job of addressing the overuse of antimicrobial drugs; encourages even blatant germ freaks to save their money and not buy antimicrobial soap for everyday use; is loaded with useful tips for reducing your family's vulnerability to sharing bugs of all sorts; provides a quick overview of the transmission, symptoms, and incubation period of some of the most common bugs (influenza virus, norovirus, cold viruses, and E.
Given the racialized landscape of slavery and colonization in the nineteenth century, white bodies were always already inscribed in the nation's imagination as being healthy, superior, pure, and clean, and thus it follows that whiteness was implicitly on stage as a normative measure along with those humans deemed freaks of nature.
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.
All walks of life are welcome, but there are still the freaks among the freaks.
Rose, whose sideshows of contempo freaks, tortuous stunts and twisted magic accompanied the Lollapalooza Tours of the 1990s, says he was compelled to open his latest show abroad when Stateside venues balked at the content.
The Model 359/959 Tank Level Transmitter, Model 351 sanitary pressure transmitter, and the 25 series of in-line isolators are the clean freaks of the Viatran Family of Products.