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psych

 
pronunciation:
saIk
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Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: psychs, psyching, psyched
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 put into the right mood for something; make psychologically ready (often fol. by "up").
The players were psyched up for the match.
definition 3: to ascertain or work out with reasoning or psychological skills (usu. fol. by "out").
She quickly psyched out the solution to the dilemma.
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