Freak out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

February 2, 2013 by Angela Boothroyd

To freak out is to suddenly react in an angry, afraid, or very surprised way.

To freak out somebody (or freak somebody out) is to make them feel angry, afraid or very surprised.

Informal English.

Examples of use:

1. We freaked out when we saw the ghost at the window.

2. He freaked out when he realised his new car had been stolen.

3. Margaret freaked out when a spider dropped on her head.

4. My parents will freak out when they see my terrible exam results.

5. His son freaks out when dogs jump up at him.

6. News headline from PC Pro: Intel’s $13bn expansion plans freak out investors.

7. She freaked out when she discovered she had failed her english exam.

8. Stop freaking out every time something unimportant goes wrong!

9. Can you put that spider outside? It’s freaking me out.

10. We jumped out of the cupboard and freaked him out.

freak out
present simple
freak out and freaks out
-ing form
freaking out
past simple
freaked out
past participle
freaked out

What makes you freak out?

Do you like snakes, or do they make you freak out?

Write your own sentence using this phrasal verb. You can leave a comment, or email me with your sentence

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