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freak

3 verb
     
freak3 [intransitive] informal
to become suddenly angry or afraid, especially so that you cannot control your behaviour [= flip]:
When Ben heard about the accident, he just freaked.

freak out

phrasal verb
to become very anxious, upset or afraid, or make someone very anxious, upset or afraid:
People just freaked out when they heard the news.
freak somebody ↔ out
The whole idea freaked me out.

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