go mad

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go mad

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.

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

mad play
  1. : arising from, indicative of, or marked by mental disorder

  2. : completely unrestrained by reason and judgment : unable to think in a clear or sensible way

  3. : incapable of being explained or accounted for

  1. : madden

  1. : a fit or mood of bad temper

  2. : anger, fury

  1. : very, extremely


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