like a man/woman possessed

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of like a man/woman possessed

: with a lot of energy or force : like a person who is completely controlled by some powerful emotion, spirit, etc.
  • He pounded on the door like a man possessed, yelling for someone to let him in.

Word by Word Definitions

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

  1. : to supply with people (as for service)

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of

woman play
  1. : an adult female person

  2. : a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : womankind

possessed play
  1. : influenced or controlled by something (such as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea)

  2. : mad, crazed

  3. : urgently desirous to do or have something


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