go berserk

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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Growers go berserk in Barcelona Spain and gate crash at the biggest cannabis event in the world, mayhem and panic ensued as the crowd of cannabis enthusiasts went berserk and charged through security lines to get their hands on the products being displayed at Spannabis.
I remember how we used to swing you, pendulum-like, toward each other, and how instead of slamming into your sis in mid-air you both cackled: G with that chuckle gone berserk; J, who doesn't require aviating the air via her father's arms to go berserk going berserk.
WON'T GIVE IN WHEN I've got a full on cold I refuse to put my life on hold I battle on through the working day Then at night in my bed I lay Re-energised for the next day at work If I stayed home I'd go berserk So must keep ploughing on the best I can With Lockets and Lucozade close to hand I shut myself away, so no germs I spread I'd rather be at work than in my bed I'm a conscientious lad you see On top of my work with aid of a hankie When the weekend's here I'll ease up Lots of rest and Lemsip cup On Monday I'm sure I'll be fine For the start of the week, the daily grind STEVEN HOOKWAY, via email.
If I don't win everything or come really close, I go berserk.
Sponsor Senator Chris Buttars said, "Whenever anyone challenges the evolution people, they go berserk.
As fluent with their bodies as with language, they sing, sort papers, go berserk, and snap to attention when buzzers go off, signaling the need to receive of send messages.
Each day for the last two weeks Lewis has encouraged his sparring partners to lose their cool and go berserk during daily sessions.
There are times'" says Walker, "when the volcanoes just go berserk," spewing hot lava and gases from Earth's interior into the sea.
Postal Worker" is an ensemble pressure cooker which shifts between hilarious and disturbing as somebody is going to go berserk -- but who?
IF I'D held a lunchtime party, then proceeded to go berserk with a loaded shotgun, threaten guests with a knife, slash the tyres of cars which carried frightened and crying children, and taken the butt of a rifle to an expensive Alfa Romeo I would reasonably expect, when I landed in court on charges of affray and criminal damage, to be subject to some serious punishment.
Her reason for writing books -- with the exception of ``Hippos Go Berserk,'' which she wrote in 1977 as a project in drama school -- was more of a happy accident that began with 1981's ``Moo Baa La La La
A senior Labour source predicted: "He will go berserk.
Before they even reach their destination, horses go berserk and a road is washed out, forcing a lengthy detour.
Why do sporting events cause normally law-abiding fans to go berserk and start destroying property?
When they head out to the desert on that lost highway, things really go berserk.