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adjective wild pronunciation in American English /waɪld/
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adjectivewild
comparativewilder
superlativewildest
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  1. 1
    a wild animal or plant lives or grows on its own in natural conditions and is not raised by humans
    The wild rose is a familiar sight in woods and fields.
    This trait is common to both domestic and wild dogs.
  2. 3
    expressing or feeling strong emotions
    Hernandez entered the boxing ring to wild cheers.
    wild with: The noise drove him wild with terror.
    go wild: When Iverson scored, the fans went wild.
    1. a.
      exciting and enjoyable
      his wild student days
      They have some pretty wild parties.
    2. b.
      informal very enthusiastic
      wild about: He’s really wild about bluegrass music.
      I’m not wild about the idea.
  3. 4
    not accurate, or not considered carefully
    wild accusations/claims
    They make all sorts of wild promises, but nobody believes them.
    a wild guess: I don’t know, I’ll have to make a wild guess.
    1. a.
      not accurately aimed
      a wild throw/shot/pitch

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