berserk


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ber·serk

 (bər-sûrk′, -zûrk′, bə-)
adj.
1. Destructively or frenetically violent: a berserk worker who started smashing all the windows.
2. Mentally or emotionally upset; deranged: berserk with grief.
3. Informal Unrestrained, as with enthusiasm or appetite; wild: berserk over chocolates.
n.
1. One that is violent, upset, or unrestrained.
2. A berserker.

[Back-formation from berserker.]

ber·serk′ adv.
ber·serk′ly adv.

berserk

(bəˈzɜːk; -ˈsɜːk)
adj
frenziedly violent or destructive (esp in the phrase go berserk)
n
(Norse Myth & Legend) Also called: berserker a member of a class of ancient Norse warriors who worked themselves into a frenzy before battle and fought with insane fury and courage
[C19: Icelandic berserkr, from björn bear + serkr shirt]

ber•serk

(bərˈsɜrk, -ˈzɜrk)

adj.
1. violently or destructively frenzied: to go berserk.
n.
2. (sometimes cap.) Also, ber•serk′er. a devotee of Odin in early Norse society who fought with frenzied rage in battle.
[1865–70; < Old Norse berserkr]
ber•serk′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.berserk - one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury
Norse, Northman, Scandinavian - an inhabitant of Scandinavia
Adj.1.berserk - frenzied as if possessed by a demonberserk - frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

berserk

adjective crazy, wild, mad, frantic, ape (slang), insane, apeshit (slang) When I saw him I went berserk.
Translations

berserk

[bəˈsɜːk] ADJdesquiciado
to drive sb berserkdesquiciar a algn
to go berserkperder los estribos, ponerse hecho una furia

berserk

[bərˈzɜːrk bərˈsɜːrk] adj [person, outburst] → fou furieux(folle)/euse
to go berserk (= become furious) → devenir fou furieux
She went berserk → Elle est devenue folle furieuse. (= go crazy) → se déchaîner

berserk

adjwild; to go berserkwild werden; (audience)aus dem Häuschen geraten (inf), → zu toben anfangen; (= go mad)überschnappen (inf), → verrückt werden

berserk

[bəˈsɜːk] adj to go berserkdare in escandescenze; (with anger) → andare or montare su tutte le furie
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