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With great intensity, energy, or enthusiasm.‘I ran like mad’
fast, furiously, as fast as possible, as fast as one's legs can carry one, hurriedly, quickly, rapidly, speedily, hastilyenergetically, enthusiastically, madly, with a will, for all one is worth, passionately, intensely, ardently, ferventlyView synonyms
- ‘It was busy - four weeks to Christmas and all the normal people are shopping like mad.’
- ‘On Saturday morning every bone and muscle was hurting like mad but we still had to soldier on.’
- ‘Picking up speed to escape imminent danger, he ran like mad to the finishing line.’
- ‘I swam like mad towards the surface, harder than I've ever swum in my life, breathing the last of my air.’
- ‘The next morning all the servants were running around like mad preparing for the party that evening.’
- ‘The seven were still together and with the heads down they sprinted like mad for the line.’
- ‘All of a sudden, Athena, sitting in front of her laptop, began to type like mad.’
- ‘My pedals are squeaking like mad, despite liberal lubrication.’
- ‘The two looked at each other for a second, then fired like crazy and ran like mad.’
- ‘My eyes are hurting like mad, this means I will probably have a cold soon.’
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