Meaning of go mad in English:

go mad

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  • Allow oneself to get carried away by enthusiasm or excitement.

    • ‘let's go mad and splash out’
    • ‘The audience went mad with excitement when the elephant stepped on to the stage.’
    • ‘Seeing their fans going mad as we played was one of the highlights of our time.’
    • ‘Keegan jogs out from behind the entrance curtains to the sound of Oasis classic ‘Rock and Roll Star’ and the home fans go mad for it.’
    • ‘So it was with some bemusement that the village went mad with delight verging on delirium when none other than Two Jags himself made his stunning announcement.’
    • ‘Stylists from Vogue and Elle went mad for them and Gordon's collections are now available in Harvey Nichols, Graham and Green and Egg.’
    • ‘‘I was behind the goal when he kicked it and went mad - I just love the game,’ she said.’
    • ‘Then we scored for a second time and we went mad again shouting ‘we've won’ but then we realised it was disallowed.’
    • ‘During the 80's the UK went mad for the more obscure sports of snooker and darts.’
    • ‘I had to wait to find out if I'd won and when my dad told me I went mad.’
    • ‘I took it over, all her friends went mad for it and I came back with orders for 20 more.’
    become frenzied, become uncontrollable, lose control, erupt, boil over
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