Definition of like mad in English:

like mad

phrase

informal
  • With great intensity, energy, or enthusiasm.

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