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go berserk

To go crazy, especially in anger. The phrase, and the word "berserk" itself, is related to a group of Norse warriors called "berserkers," who were known for being violently frenzied in battle. Mom will go berserk if she catches you sneaking out after curfew again.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go berserk

to go crazy. She went berserk and strangled her cat.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The morning has finally arrived as a milk float rattles on by, the alarm clock is going berserk time to get up then, I sigh.
New footage has surfaced, now with sound, of the Chinese official going berserk after missing his second flight of the day.
If I was him I would have been going berserk asking for the ball too.
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. Let me tell you about that lake in Michigan.
Neil Browne, 23, of Station Road, Carrigans, Co Donegal, left track marks after going berserk last December.
A FIREMAN, who lost pounds 47,500 on internet poker, has been jailed indefinitely after going berserk in a Indian restaurant.
"He was probably going berserk for about 20 minutes before they managed to restrain him.
Prosecutor Steven Donoghue said, 'A group of something like 50 or 60 men were going berserk in Penarth Road in Cardiff.
A former Wales international accused of 'going berserk' and assaulting a TV presenter has said he was intimidated and under pressure.
ONE of Ireland's most notorious killers has been put on suicide watch after going berserk in a County Cork jail.
"He remembered waking up and going berserk because he didn't like the restraints and felt claustrophobic," said Mr Evans.
Late last month, astronomers witnessed a star going berserk. Ever since they saw it hiccuping X rays during the last week of May, researchers had been taking daily observations of this Milky Way resident.