a freak-out

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a freak-out

"a freak-out"

an episode of very excited, agitated or emotional behavior


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a freak-out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What's going on with Ken?

Colleague 2:  I think he was getting a little frustrated with his computer.

Colleague 1:  That sure was quite a freak-out he had.

Colleague 2:  I don't think I've ever seen Ken so angry.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a freak-out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I never knew the boss could be so emotional.

Colleague 2:  Me neither. The project was only one day late.

Colleague 1:  No need for such a freak-out, really.

a freak-out - Usage:


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a freak-out - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a freak-out.

a freak-out - Examples:

1)  Your character is difficult because she's such a freak-out character.

2)  She will have a freak-out in her play pen mid-shower, causing me to have to cut my shower short.

3)  ... its first in 20 years, prompted a freak-out among investors, and the supermarket giant has yet to see its share price recover.

4)  Then everyone had a freak-out on Twitter over Daniel Day-Lewis' accent, as revealed in the Lincoln trailer.

5)  All I can say is that it's a freak-out comedy and audience will get to watch a hidden, hilarious dimension of Sandhya.

6)  Still, sometimes, I tend to have a freak-out moment but I'm taking disappointment in stride these days.

7)  I asked him if Springsteen's rejection would trigger a freak-out.

8)  I started smoking a few years back and had a freak-out where I thought I was already getting upper lip wrinkles.

9)  The only reason I don't have a freak-out in India is because I know, absolutely, that it will only last for a short time.

10)  After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy.

11)  ... no matter which side is doing the freak-out cries of victimization as a way of clouding the issue.

12)  ... somewhat ashamed to be remaking such a strange and dated piece of neurotic political freak-out theater, is trying to hurl nonstop action set pieces at us in an effort ...

13)  We're at security level 2 now, which isn't the lock-down freak-out state of Level 3.

14)  It's safe to say I went into freak-out mode! 

15)  And perhaps an ultimate compromise will only come as a result of an anticipatory market freak-out.

16)  After an initial freak-out moment, I blurted: Prometheus. I was a hero that day thanks.

17)  But even if you're not at freak-out levels, it can't hurt to keep your nerves in check by avoiding work ...

18)  If you want to see people get in the freak-out mode, mention gun and school in the same sentence.

19)  Getting a troll comment back then would throw me into a crying freak-out that usually didn't end until Richard talked some sense back into me.

20)  I'm fairly certain I'll do a little freak-out dance.