go mad - definition and synonyms

phrase informal
  1. 3
    to become extremely excited and happy

    The waiting crowd went mad when she stepped out of the car.

  2. 4
    to become crazy because you are so bored, upset etc

    I would go mad if I had to stay in bed for three weeks.

  3. 5
    to do something that is not very sensible or wise

    I went a bit mad after I’d got paid and bought some new clothes.

  4. 6
    to become extremely angry

    Dad went mad when he saw what I’d done to the car.

See also main entry: mad