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go berserk

to go crazy. She went berserk and strangled her cat.

go berserk

Erupt in furious rage, become crazily violent. For example, When they announced the gymnast's score, her coach went berserk. This expression is believed to allude to the name of Norse warriors renowned for their ferocity in battle and for wearing no armor but a bearskin shirt (or berserkar). [Late 1800s] Also see go ape.
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In Berserk, all the acts have that aspect of thrill about them.
Cirque Berserk is on tour |around the UK, visiting Swansea, Stoke on Trent, Southport, Lowestoft, High Wycombe and Birmingham.
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Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], October 9 ( ANI ): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday cornered Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Gujarat over the development achieved in the state, likening it to a person and saying it had gone berserk.
Apparently it just went berserk and smashed through its enclosure and kept running.
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Cirque Berserk takes to the stage at the Forum Theatre, Billingham from Monday, January 25, to Wednesday, January 27, promising to bring the best of circus entertainment bang up to date in a blend of skills, fun and thrilling stunt action.
Summary: "Some guy went berserk on board five hours into the flight claiming he had a bomb and everyone was going to die," a radio DJ tweeted.
CIRQUE Berserk is coming to Birmingham - and you and your family can see it for free plus experience an exclusive photo opportunity on the motorcycle ride Globe of Terror.
Then come along to Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl from February 26-28, and enjoy the Cirque Berserk.
This year Berserk is gearing up to get bigger and better with over 60 schools participating in the Auditions to be held from 5-9th August 2014, at UB City.
New footage has surfaced, now with sound, of the Chinese official going berserk after missing his second flight of the day.
THREE prison officers have been injured, one seriously, after an inmate went berserk with a shard of glass.
A SHERIFF told a teenager who went berserk because his mum wouldn't get him new trainers he had "thrown his toys out of the pram".
The woman turned nasty after a 12-hour vodka binge, accusing him of stealing her house keys and went berserk with a kitchen knife.