psych , psyche vb tr Informal to psychoanalyse See also →
psych out →
psych up (C20: shortened from psychoanalyse)
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
vb tr, adv
Informal to get (oneself or another) into a state of psychological readiness for an action, performance, etc.
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