like mad
phrasal to an extreme degree <
spending like mad
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Like mad — Mad Mad, a. [Compar. {Madder}; superl. {Maddest}.] [AS. gem?d, gem[=a]d, mad; akin to OS. gem?d foolish, OHG. gameit, Icel. mei?a to hurt, Goth. gam[ a]ids weak, broken. ?.] 1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane. [1913 Webster] I have heard… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • like mad — or[like crazy] {adv.}, {slang}, {informal} With great enthusiasm and vigor; very fast. * /We had to drive like mad (like crazy) to get there on time./ See: LIKE HELL(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like mad — or[like crazy] {adv.}, {slang}, {informal} With great enthusiasm and vigor; very fast. * /We had to drive like mad (like crazy) to get there on time./ See: LIKE HELL(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like\ mad — • like mad • like crazy adv slang informal With great enthusiasm and vigor; very fast. We had to drive like mad (like crazy) to get there on time. See: like hell(1) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • like mad — informal if something hurts like mad it hurts very much, and if you do something like mad you do it very quickly and with a lot of force. This cut stings like mad. I braked like mad but couldn t stop in time and hit the car in front …   New idioms dictionary

  • like mad — informal 1) very quickly and with great effort We had to work like mad to finish the job before the weekend. 2) a lot They ve all been practising like mad. 3) in a way that you cannot control or stop She was blushing like mad …   English dictionary

  • like mad — informal 1) I ran like mad Syn: fast, quickly, rapidly, speedily, hastily, hurriedly 2) he had to fight like mad Syn: energetically, enthusiastically, madly, furiously, with a will …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • like mad — very fast, with great energy I worked like mad but I was unable to finish the project by noon as I had hoped …   Idioms and examples

  • like mad — at a furious pace: rushing around like mad[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • like mad — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, all to pieces, carelessly, demonically, desperately, fanatically, fiercely, frantically, frenetically, furiously, happen what may, hastily, head over heels, headfirst, headforemost, headlong, heedlessly …   Moby Thesaurus

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