go ballistic

go ballistic
Ballistic Bal*lis"tic, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to ballistics[2], or to a projectile in a gravitational field. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. frenzied; very angry; -- used mostly in the phrase

{go ballistic}. [Colloq.] [PJC]

{Ballistic pendulum}, an instrument consisting of a mass of wood or other material suspended as a pendulum, for measuring the force and velocity of projectiles by means of the arc through which their impact impels it. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • go ballistic — verb get very angry and fly into a rage The professor combusted when the student didn t know the answer to a very elementary question Spam makes me go ballistic • Syn: ↑flip one s lid, ↑blow up, ↑throw a fit, ↑hit the roof, ↑hit the ceiling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • go ballistic — verb To become very angry and irrational. The guy went ballistic when I tried to tell him he couldnt return the socks if the package had been opened …   Wiktionary

  • go ballistic — become very upset, freak out    When I told Mom I was pregnant she went ballistic …   English idioms

  • go ballistic — informal fly into a rage. → ballistic …   English new terms dictionary

  • go ballistic — informal to become very angry and start shouting or behaving violently. Apparently, he told Sandra that he d been out for a drink with his ex girlfriend and she went ballistic …   New idioms dictionary

  • go ballistic — vp To lose control of yourself, go crazy. Freida went ballisticwhen I gave her the ring. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • Go ballistic — become crazy; get furious …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • go ballistic — Australian Slang become crazy; get furious …   English dialects glossary

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