go ape

Definition of go ape

informal

  1. 1 :  to become very excited The kids go ape whenever they hear that song.

  2. 2 :  to become very angry Mom really went ape when I got home late.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  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

  1. :  monkey

    :  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

  1. :  to copy closely but often clumsily and ineptly

  1. :  crazy, wild


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