LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||07/JUL/2008 1:49 PM|
What is the context????????????????
A "freak" is something extremely unusual.
There was a freak accident on the freeway when an airplane made an emergency landing in the outside lane. There were six injuries. (Do planes normally land on freeways?)
A "freak"is a rather ugly word to describe someone with a horrible disfigurement. The term is commonly associated with circuses and sideshows.
We saw a freak last night with two heads and six arms.
A "freak" is a person who has an unusual interest or whose personality is rather bizarre. It's not necessarily a negative term.
She's a dancing freak. She loves to dance. She can't hear music and sit still.
He's a neatness freak. He goes crazy if things aren't in perfect order.
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