psych out


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psych out

vb (mainly tr, adverb)
1. to guess correctly the intentions of (another); outguess
2. (Psychology) to analyse or solve (a problem, etc) psychologically
3. to intimidate or frighten
4. (Psychology) (intr, adverb) to lose control psychologically; break down
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Translations

w>psych out

vt sep (inf)psychologisch fertigmachen (inf)
vi (= freak out)ausflippen (inf)
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psych out

vt + adv (fam) (frighten) → intimidire
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psych out

vt (fam) intimidar, hacer que (alguien) pierda la confianza; to get psyched out sentirse intimidado, perder la confianza
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