run riot
phrasal 1. to act wildly or without restraint 2. to occur in profusion <
daffodils running riot
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run riot — {v. phr.} 1. To act freely or wildly; not control yourself. * /The monkey got out of his cage and ran riot in the pet shop./ * /John let his imagination run riot, thinking he was hunting lions in Africa./ 2. To be or grow in great numbers or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run riot — {v. phr.} 1. To act freely or wildly; not control yourself. * /The monkey got out of his cage and ran riot in the pet shop./ * /John let his imagination run riot, thinking he was hunting lions in Africa./ 2. To be or grow in great numbers or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run riot — ► run riot 1) behave in a violent and unrestrained way. 2) proliferate or spread uncontrollably. Main Entry: ↑riot …   English terms dictionary

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  • run riot — 1. if people run riot, they behave in a way that is not controlled, running in all directions or being noisy or violent. I dread them coming round because they let their kids run riot. 2. if your imagination runs riot, you have a lot of strange,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • run riot — 1 the children ran riot: (GO ON THE) RAMPAGE, riot, run amok, go berserk, go out of control; informal raise hell. 2 the vegetation has run riot: GROW PROFUSELY, spread uncontrolled, grow rapidly, spread like wildfire; burgeon, multiply, rocket. → …   Useful english dictionary

  • run\ riot — v. phr. 1. To act freely or wildly; not control yourself. The monkey got out of his cage and ran riot in the pet shop. John let his imagination run riot, thinking he was hunting lions in Africa. 2. To be or grow in great numbers or large amounts …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run riot — 1) the children ran riot Syn: go on the rampage, rampage, riot, run amok, go berserk, go out of control; informal raise hell 2) the vegetation has run riot Syn: grow profusely, spread uncontrolled, grow rapidly, spread like wildfire; …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • run riot —    If people run riot, the behave in a frenzied, uncontrolled manner, running around in all directions.     I dread the arrival of my sister with her kids she always allows them to run riot …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • run riot — Synonyms and related words: arise, bespread, carouse, cover, create a disturbance, create a riot, cut loose, debauch, dissipate, fill, flood, go berserk, grow over, insurge, insurrect, know no bounds, live hard, luxuriate, make a commotion, make… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • run riot — 1) to behave in a noisy and uncontrolled way The children were running riot in the garden. 2) if your imagination runs riot, you have a lot of strange or exciting thoughts 3) if a plant runs riot, it grows in an uncontrolled way …   English dictionary

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