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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.

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psyched

(saɪkt)

adj

1. mentally prepared

2. excited; emotional

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psyched

adjective

Informal. Feeling a very strong emotion:

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