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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 day football goes berserk. And we go berserk with it."
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When he realises what's happened, he goes berserk and holes up in the caff with the local kids.
Kate and Alec decide to marry, but his ex-wife Cheryl goes berserk warning the newcomer that her life will be miserable and that she blames the breakup of her marriage on her; the fact that Kate and Alec did not know each other is irrelevant to the obsessed crazed ex.
COMFORT and Fin watch helplessly as a patient deteriorates and dies in front of them and the team is threatened by a man who goes berserk, after hearing that his daughter has been sexually abused by her grandfather.
Gerald Lloyd says the bird, named Henry by locals after escaping from a pheasant shoot, goes berserk and attacks him every time he sees his uniform or red van.
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Tai loves my kids but he really enjoys visitors - if anyone comes through our gates he goes berserk. I tell him, "they're fine" and he'll run up to them, bite the bottom of their trousers or a sleeve and shake his head until it rips.