go mad

Definition of go mad

  1. 1 :  to become mentally ill Sometimes I think the whole world has gone mad! He went mad from years alone in the jungle.

  2. 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

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

    :  incapable of being explained or accounted for

    :  carried away by intense anger :  very angry :  furious

  1. :  madden

  1. :  a fit or mood of bad temper

    :  anger, fury


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