Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Become excited

thrill

verb

to feel very excited and pleased

exult

verb

to feel or show great pleasure and excitement, especially about something that you have achieved

swoon

verb

to be extremely excited and impressed by someone who you like or admire

crackle

verb

to be full of something such as nervousness or excitement

go mad

to become extremely excited and happy

someone’s heart leaps/jumps/quickens

used for saying that someone suddenly feels excited, nervous, or afraid

get carried away

to become so excited or involved in something that you lose control of your feelings or behaviour

go crazy

if an audience or group of people go crazy, they become very excited

fall over yourself to do something

to be very enthusiastic about doing something

jump up and down

to be very angry, excited, or enthusiastic

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

Open Dictionary

dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog