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verb     psych pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepsyching
past tensepsyched
past participlepsyched

phrasal verbs

psych out

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypsych out
he/she/itpsychs out
present participlepsyching out
past tensepsyched out
past participlepsyched out
to talk or behave very confidently in order to make someone who you are competing against feel nervous and less likely to succeed

psych up

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypsych up
he/she/itpsychs up
present participlepsyching up
past tensepsyched up
past participlepsyched up
to try to make yourself or someone else feel mentally ready for something

The team is trying to get psyched up for the game.

I was psyching myself up to ask her out to dinner.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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