go mad

idiom

1
: to become mentally ill
Sometimes I think the whole world has gone mad!
He went mad from years alone in the jungle.
2
: to act in a way that is out of control : to act wildly
The crowd went mad when the team won the championship.

Examples of go mad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was before the Beatles, so the people used to just go mad. Marina Watts, Peoplemag, 27 May 2024 Powerful flashbacks detail how Oliver was forced to inject his ally with super solider serum Mirakuru to save his life, causing Slade to basically go mad and vow revenge on Oliver for allowing Shado (Celina Jade) to die so Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) could live. Ew Staff, EW.com, 8 Jan. 2024 The one-upping stage magicians of The Prestige, who go mad trying to best one another, are distinctly Nolanish figures. WIRED, 24 July 2023 Her presence causes the Tantas to go mad and wage war against their people. Josh Broadwell, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2023 All alone in the Manhattan high-rise, the burglar, Nemo (that’s Nobody, in Latin), begins to go mad. Fergus McIntosh, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 The idea is to have Superman go mad after the death of Lois Lane. Darren Franich, EW.com, 17 Dec. 2022 His Roman clients go mad for these bulbs: crunchy, exceptionally sweet and delicate. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 8 Oct. 2022 Long ago, a great evil called the Dark One caused the saidin to become tainted, such that most men who show an ability to channel that magic go mad. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 Oct. 2022

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“Go mad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20mad. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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