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freak out

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Synonyms for freak out

  • go crazy
  • lose it
  • blow a gasket
  • blow one's mind
  • blow one's stack
  • blow one's top
  • break down
  • come unglued
  • crack up
  • flip one's lid
  • flip out
  • fly off the handle
  • go ape
  • go ballistic
  • go bananas
  • go berserk
  • go haywire
  • go nuts
  • go off the deep end
  • hit the ceiling
  • lose control of oneself
  • lose one's composure
  • lose one's cool
  • lose one's mind
  • lose one's temper
  • wig out
  • work oneself up
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WORD ORIGIN

also freakout "bad psychedelic drug trip or something comparable to one," 1966 (despite an amusing coincidental appearance of the phrase dug up by the OED in "Fanny Hill" from 1749), from verbal phrase freak out, attested from 1965 in the drug sense (from 1902 in a sense "change, distort, come out of alignment"); see freak (n.). Freak (n.) "drug user" is attested from 1945.

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