make (one) mad

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make (one) mad

1. To make one very angry, irritated, or vexed. OK, it was funny at first, but now your jokes are just making me mad! I know it made her mad to see the company she'd spent her life building be dismantled the incompetent new CEO.
2. To cause one to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. Trying to deal with the complaints and requests of so many different people and departments is enough to make a person mad! They prescribed me medication to deal with the anxiety, but I felt like it made me a bit mad.
See also: mad, make

make someone mad

(at someone or something) Go to mad (at someone or something).
See also: mad, make
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I have had so many griefs and wrongs, Joseph Sedley; I have been made to suffer so cruelly that I am almost made mad sometimes.
But behind the dogs there was nothing but space, and into this space they flew when White Fang came on the scene, made mad by laughter.
They whisper at the fountain, that although condemned to death he will not be executed; they say that petitions have been presented in Paris, showing that he was enraged and made mad by the death of his child; they say that a petition has been presented to the King himself.
"Then the Bug sang again, and he sang that Split-Nose was lazy, and he sang also the 'Song of the Bees.' It was a strange song, and those who listened were made mad, as from the drinking of strong fire-brew.
At all events, he had proved so thus far; but Radney was doomed and made mad, and Steelkilt --but, gentlemen, you shall hear.
As Margaret Anne Doody documents in her ground-breaking, polemically exuberant essay, Lennox's novel was traditionally read as a simple story of a heroine who, made mad by reading bad books, regains her sanity when presented with rational evidence to change her mind.
And behold in this emptied space the agitation of a thirsty camel, made mad beyond the limits of its patience, reluctant to carry meekly its heavy burden.
KARACHI -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked people have been made mad by repeatedly levying heavy taxes on petroleum products.
They were made mad by their greed for power and wealth, by the afflatus that they were anointed by the gods to rule and roil, to rant and rave, to 'salvage' and slay.
She is dying, made mad, one might say, by being hysterical.
Large majority of the people of Dhar town wants peace; but they were not ready to become mad for peace whereas hundreds of misguided people, mainly the youth, were made mad for hatred and violence.
Aijaz Zaka SyedThose chosen for destruction are first made mad. Else, how does one explain the antics of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister?
Last but not least, we need to remember that while it is important to win an election by 50 percent, it is equally significant to make sure that the other 50 percent is not ignored and made mad. Erdoy-an truly thinks that democracy is primarily about winning an election.
| BIN MADE MAD: Tom Rees and Steve Ward are unhappy about these bottle banks taking up spaces in the car park opposite their shops on Old Wakefield Road, Moldgreen (JH010313Fmoldgreen-04)
Made mad by the world they are both 'mad for it' and mad about it.