What is the difference between freak out and afraid? When should we use freak out and when afraid?
OED definition for freak out:
(occas. without out):
to undergo an intense emotional experience, to become > stimulated, to rave, esp. under the influence of hallucinatory drugs. Also trans., to cause (a person) to be aroused or stimulated in such a way. (Also in more trivial uses.)
OED definition for afraid:
adj. Chiefly predicative.
- Alarmed, frightened; in a state of fear or apprehension, moved or actuated by fear.