go hog wild

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go hog wild

US, informal
: to do something in an extreme or excessive way : to go wild
  • They went hog wild with special effects in this movie.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : 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

hog play
  1. : a domesticated swine especially when weighing more than 120 pounds (54 kilograms) — compare pig 1a

  2. : any of various animals related to the domesticated swine

  3. : a young unshorn sheep

  1. : to cut (a horse's mane) short : roach

  2. : to cause to arch

  3. : to take in excess of one's due

wild play
  1. : living in a state of nature and not ordinarily tame or domesticated

  2. : growing or produced without human aid or care

  3. : related to or resembling a corresponding cultivated or domesticated organism

  1. : a sparsely inhabited or uncultivated region or tract : wilderness

  2. : a wild, free, or natural state or existence

  1. : in a wild manner: such as

  2. : without regulation or control

  3. : off an intended or expected course


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