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psych

also psyche  (sīk)Informal
v. psyched, psych·ing, psyches
v.tr.
1.
a. To put into the right psychological frame of mind: The coach psyched the team before the game.
b. To excite emotionally: The children were psyched to see the circus.
2. To undermine the confidence of by psychological means; intimidate: "Depending on whose personality is stronger, one can more easily psych the other" (Harold C. Schonberg).
3.
a. To analyze, solve, or comprehend.
b. To anticipate or guess the intentions of: "Most others could never approach [his] ability ... to psyche out the opposition's thinking so consistently" (Steven Brill).
4. Informal To analyze and treat by psychoanalysis.
v.intr.
To become confused or mentally deranged.
n. psych
Psychology.

psych

(saɪk) or

psyche

vb
(Psychoanalysis) (tr) informal to psychoanalyse
[C20: shortened from psychoanalyse]

psych

(saɪk)

v.t. Informal.
1. to intimidate or frighten psychologically (often fol. by out).
2. to prepare psychologically to be in the right frame of mind or to give one's best (often fol. by up).
3. to figure out; decipher (often fol. by out).
[1915–20; orig. a shortening of psychoanalyze; in later use perhaps independent use of psych-]

psych-

var. of psycho- before vowels: psychiatry.

psych.

1. psychological.
2. psychologist.
3. psychology.

psych


Past participle: psyched
Gerund: psyching

Imperative
psych
psych
Present
I psych
you psych
he/she/it psychs
we psych
you psych
they psych
Preterite
I psyched
you psyched
he/she/it psyched
we psyched
you psyched
they psyched
Present Continuous
I am psyching
you are psyching
he/she/it is psyching
we are psyching
you are psyching
they are psyching
Present Perfect
I have psyched
you have psyched
he/she/it has psyched
we have psyched
you have psyched
they have psyched
Past Continuous
I was psyching
you were psyching
he/she/it was psyching
we were psyching
you were psyching
they were psyching
Past Perfect
I had psyched
you had psyched
he/she/it had psyched
we had psyched
you had psyched
they had psyched
Future
I will psych
you will psych
he/she/it will psych
we will psych
you will psych
they will psych
Future Perfect
I will have psyched
you will have psyched
he/she/it will have psyched
we will have psyched
you will have psyched
they will have psyched
Future Continuous
I will be psyching
you will be psyching
he/she/it will be psyching
we will be psyching
you will be psyching
they will be psyching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been psyching
you have been psyching
he/she/it has been psyching
we have been psyching
you have been psyching
they have been psyching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been psyching
you will have been psyching
he/she/it will have been psyching
we will have been psyching
you will have been psyching
they will have been psyching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been psyching
you had been psyching
he/she/it had been psyching
we had been psyching
you had been psyching
they had been psyching
Conditional
I would psych
you would psych
he/she/it would psych
we would psych
you would psych
they would psych
Past Conditional
I would have psyched
you would have psyched
he/she/it would have psyched
we would have psyched
you would have psyched
they would have psyched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

psych

verb
psych someone out unsettle, upset, disturb, intimidate, cow, daunt, put someone off, agitate, unnerve, make someone nervous his ability to wear you down and psych you out
psych yourself up prepare yourself, get in the mood, steel yourself, get in the right frame of mind, gear yourself up, nerve yourself, summon up your courage, gird your loins After work, it's hard to psych yourself up for an hour at the gym.
Translations

psych

[saɪk] VT
1. (= make uneasy) (also psych out) → poner nervioso
that doesn't psych meno me da ni frío ni calor, me tiene sin cuidado
2. (= prepare psychologically) (also psych up) → mentalizar
3. (= guess, anticipate) [+ reactions etc] → adivinar, anticipar
psych out VT + ADV
1. (= make uneasy) → poner nervioso
2. (US) (= analyse, work out) [+ person] → calar
I psyched it all out for myselfme di cuenta de por dónde iban los tiros
psych up VT + ADV to get o.s. psyched up for sthmentalizarse para algo
he was all psyched up to start, whenya estaba mentalizado para empezar, cuando ...

psych

vt (inf)
(psychoanalyst)analysieren
(= understand, get taped) to psych somebody (out), to get somebody psyched (out)jdn durchschauen
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