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psych

psych

 
pronunciation:
saIk
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: psyched, psyching, psychs
definition 1: (informal) to intimidate with psychological pressure; make uneasy or nervous (usu. fol. by out).
They tried to win by psyching us out.
definition 2: to ascertain or work out with reasoning or psychological skills (usu. fol. by out).
She quickly psyched out the answer to the problem.
definition 3: to put into the right mood for something; make psychologically ready (often fol. by up).
The players were psyched up for the match.
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