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go mental

1. To become extremely angry or upset. My parents are going to go mental if they find out we had a party here! Don't go mental, but I think I broke your computer.
2. To become or feel crazy. I'm going mental being stuck in this cabin all week with my parents!
3. To act in a crazy, foolish, or reckless way. Too many kids start going mental when they go to college and have total freedom for the first time in their lives.
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go ˈmental

(British English, slang) become very angry: My dad’ll go mental when he sees what we’ve done!
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go mental

in. go crazy; to act stupid. Another day in that history class and I know I will go mental.
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"Even at half-time, he's coming in going mental at us because we can do better, which we all knew.
INJURED Tottenham striker Harry Kane provided his team-mates with some inspiration at half-time of their Champions League semi-final second leg with Ajax after "going mental".
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Mr Naughton, 35, said: "I was going mental at the police.
From what I've read there are many more who agree with him but every parent who has previously marched their naughty kids down to the doctors and happily medicated them is going mental with rage.
"When we scored last time you could hear a pin drop at their end but our end was going mental.
Best known for their 90s smashhits including the cover Hard to Handle, the Crowes belted out some of their golden oldies, which had the crowd going mental. But they were dangerously close to losing them whenever a hit song gave way to an extended blues jam session.
"Imagine you are at the best party of your life, going mental on the dance floor.
Before that we'd just won the Ashes, everything was going mental and we were the best side ever," said Prior.
"I will lose it then I'm back going mental for the chips again," she added.
Am I going mental? Shel Dreaming of doing a crossword suggests that you are trying to work out some sort of real puzzle in waking life.