psych: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sīk), [key]
— v.t. Informal.
  1. to intimidate or frighten psychologically, or make nervous (often fol. by out): to psych out the competition.
  2. to prepare psychologically to be in the right frame of mind or to give one's best (often fol. by up): to psych oneself up for an interview.
  3. to figure out psychologically; decipher (often fol. by out): to psych out a problem.


Pronunciation: (sīk), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. psychology, esp. as a course or field of study: She took two semesters of psych in college.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore some vowels: psychasthenia.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. psychological.
  2. psychologist.
  3. psychology.
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