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To behave in an uncontrolled way

go to extremes

to do something much more than is usual or reasonable

rampage

verb

to behave in an uncontrolled way, especially when this involves damaging or destroying property over a wide area

run amok

to behave in an uncontrolled and often violent way

go mad

to start behaving in a dangerous uncontrolled manner

overdo

verb

to do, say, use etc more of something that you should

overreach

verb

to try to do more than your ability, authority, or money will allow

overstretch

verb

to try to do too much with the money, people etc that are available

hop

verb

to move from one thing to another in a way that is not planned

overcompensate

verb

to do more than you need to do in trying to correct a fault

max out

to do something with as much energy as possible, or to have too much of something, so that you do not want to do or have it any more

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