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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?
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freak

verb

phreak

n. a respelling of freak. You stupid freak! Why’d you do that?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Most phreaks were building and using "boxes"--hardware that could hijack phone lines and use them in all sorts of ways the phone company never intended.
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The author also examines a study showing that hackers of computer systems are mostly young, suburban, white males, while "phone phreaks" come from both sexes and many nationalities and age groups.
Charitably, he has only used the pseudonyms of most of the hackers and phreaks because he thought that the parents and loved ones of those people suffered enough when the individuals were exposed.
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Once they gain access to a system, phreaks usually sell authorization codes to persons most likely to make international calls: illegal aliens and drug traffickers.
"If you purchase one of these wonderful devices for $2,000 and install it outside your store, phone phreaks can simply walk up to it and make free calls," says Tobias.