Definition of run wild
- The mob was running wild in the streets.
- His imagination ran wild.
: to go faster than a walk
: to move at a fast gallop
: flee, retreat, escape
: an act or the action of running : continued rapid movement
: a quickened gallop
: a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn
: being in a melted state
: made from molten material : cast in a mold
: having made a migration or spawning run
: living in a state of nature and not ordinarily tame or domesticated
: growing or produced without human aid or care
: related to or resembling a corresponding cultivated or domesticated organism
: a sparsely inhabited or uncultivated region or tract : wilderness
: a wild, free, or natural state or existence
: in a wild manner: such as
: without regulation or control
: off an intended or expected course
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