What is another word for psych out?

373 synonyms found


[ sˈa͡ɪk ˈa͡ʊt], [ sˈa‍ɪk ˈa‍ʊt], [ s_ˈaɪ_k ˈaʊ_t]

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How to use "Psych out" in context?

There is a lot of mystery surrounding what exactly "psych out" is. However, there is a general consensus that it is a tactic used by opponents or competitors to reduce or even eliminate an opponent's ability to think or act logically. Simply put, it is a deliberate attempt to upset, confuse, or demoralize someone. Essentially, it is a psychological assault.

The purpose of psyching out an opponent is rarely clear, but there are a few theories. Perhaps one theory is that the psych out distracts or otherwise makes it difficult for the opponent to think straight.

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