run wild


: to run, go, behave, etc., in a wild and uncontrolled way
The mob was running wild in the streets.
His imagination ran wild.

Examples of run wild in a Sentence

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“Run wild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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