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, psyche  
      vb   tr  
Informal   to psychoanalyse  
   See also       psych out       psych up  
     (C20: shortened from psychoanalyse)  

      abbrev. for  
1    psychological  
2    psychology  
psych out  
      vb   mainly tr, adv  
1    to guess correctly the intentions of (another); outguess  
2    to analyse or solve (a problem, etc.) psychologically  
3    to intimidate or frighten  
4    intr, adv   to lose control psychologically; break down  
psych up  
      vb   tr, adv  
Informal   to get (oneself or another) into a state of psychological readiness for an action, performance, etc.  
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