Definition of go ape
1 : to become very excited The kids go ape whenever they hear that song.
2 : to become very angry Mom really went ape when I got home late.
Word by Word Definitions
: to move on a course : proceed — compare stop
: to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart
: to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure
: the act or manner of going
: the height of fashion : rage
: an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence
: functioning properly : being in good and ready condition
: a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board
: one of the larger tailless or short-tailed Old World forms
: any of various large tailless semi-erect primates of Africa and southeastern Asia (such as the chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon) —called also anthropoid, anthropoid ape — compare great ape
: to copy closely but often clumsily and ineptly
: crazy, wild
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