Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

freak out

freak out
1) to overreact or behave erratically
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    • don't freak out
  • Analysis
    To 'freak out' is a colloquial or slang expression, it can mean to become extremely emotional, particularly in a negative way such as losing your temper. It can also mean to behave in an erratic or crazy way - this meaning has a much more fun connotation. This expression is usually used in informal contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Don't freak out, it's just a little mouse.
    2. When I saw my favourite celebrity in real life, I couldn't help but freak out.
    3. Spiders always freak my sister out. She can't stand them!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If I don't have these graphics completed in the next two hours my boss is going to freak out.
    2. When we got the news we signed the contract everyone in the office freaked out. We had been working on getting it for almost two years.
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