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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.
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If I don't win everything or come really close, I go berserk.
A couple have told of their terror as a drunk went berserk on a trans- atlantic flight.
Owen Anderson went berserk while being held in a cell at Shotts Prison in Lanarkshire.
ANGRY villagers yesterday called for an inquiry after a man with mental problems went berserk and launched a savage attack on a 76-year-old woman in the street before committing suicide.
The Dragons battled back via a Billy Ashcroft header on 63 minutes and Mel Sutton, who had been outstanding, netted the winner with a header from Mickey Evans' cross to send the crowd berserk
He said: "He said Carol had gone absolutely berserk.
Some of the men went berserk and killed entire villages.
Prosecutor Steven Donoghue said, 'A group of something like 50 or 60 men were going berserk in Penarth Road in Cardiff.
WORRIED policemen in an island station called in helicopter riot cops after a prisoner went berserk in his cell in an operation which cost pounds 25,000.
THE IMPROVEMENT OF sportsmanship, with all the attendant out-of-control fans, berserk coaches, and trash-talking athletes, has to start at the top with the athletic director.
Insp Colin Rust of Warwickshire police said: "A call was received from the Hill Top area to say that one of their neighbours had gone berserk and had sprayed up to five people, including a 20-month-old baby, with a CS-type spray.