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I made 'Enemy' to prep myself for 'Prisoners.' I had the need to direct something smaller in English before going to Hollywood. That's the way I sold it to Warner because they asked me if I was berserk to make a movie right before.
Denis Villeneuve

Meaning of "berserk" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BERSERK

Icelandic berserkr, from björn bear + serkr shirt.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BERSERK

berserk  [bəˈzɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BERSERK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Berserk can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES BERSERK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Berserk

Berserk or berzerk can refer to: ▪ Berserker, a fierce warrior, often associated with Norsemen ▪ Berserk, a Japanese manga and, later, anime series ▪ Berserk!, a 1967 film starring Joan Crawford and Ty Hardin ▪ Berzerk, a shooter video game released in 1980 ▪ Berserk, by Ally Kennen ▪ Bezerk and Bezerk 2.0, albums by Welsh glam metal band Tigertailz ▪ "American Berserk", a piano composition by John Coolidge Adams ▪ "Berzerk", by Eminem from The Marshall Mathers LP 2...

Definition of berserk in the English dictionary

The definition of berserk in the dictionary is frenziedly violent or destructive. Other definition of berserk is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BERSERK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
burke
bɜːk
cirque
sɜːk
dirk
dɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
jerk
dʒɜːk
kirk
kɜːk
merc
mɜːk
merk
mɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
paperwork
ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk
patchwork
ˈpætʃˌwɜːk
Pet.
pɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
Turk
tɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk
work
wɜːk
zerk
zɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BERSERK

berried
berries
berrigan
berry
berryfruit
berryless
berrylike
Berryman
bersagliere
bersaglieri
berseem
berserker
berserkly
berth
bertha
berthage
berthe
berthed
Bertillon system
bertillonage

WORDS THAT END LIKE BERSERK

clean-and-jerk
clerk
county clerk
de Klerk
desk clerk
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file clerk
filing clerk
hauberk
junior clerk
knee jerk
law clerk
mail clerk
nerk
parish clerk
perk
salesclerk
senior clerk
shipping clerk
town clerk

Synonyms and antonyms of berserk in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BERSERK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «berserk» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of berserk

Translation of «berserk» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BERSERK

Find out the translation of berserk to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of berserk from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «berserk» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

疯抢
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

loco
570 millions of speakers

English

berserk
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निडर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هائج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

берсерка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

berserk
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাগল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fou furieux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berserk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wütend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

凶暴な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

광포
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyerat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điên khùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறித்தனத்துக்குத்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रागीट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çılgın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

frenetico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Берсерк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Berserk
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαινόμενο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Berserk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bärsärkagång
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

berserk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of berserk

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BERSERK»

The term «berserk» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.401 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BERSERK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about berserk

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9 QUOTES WITH «BERSERK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word berserk.
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Vidya Balan
The stakes are high on every film now because there's the opening weekend. The first week is extremely crucial; increasingly, films are being judged in terms of opening day, opening weekend, then first week. People are going berserk promoting their films.
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Louis C. K.
When two kids are being completely berserk, and they're naked and throwing food around, sometimes I just let it go because I can see a future where they're going to be dressed, and they're going to be at school. So I kind of let stuff go sometimes.
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Bette Midler
Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk!
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Meredith Monk
In the late '70s I was asked to sing for the first time in Germany. I'll never forget it. It was at a festival in Bremen. The German audience went berserk and the reviews were a phenomenon. For some reason the German audience understood how technically challenging this music was; it wasn't just someone yelling their head off.
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Bill Rodgers
If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.
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Maurice Sendak
Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.
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George A. Sheehan
If you want to win anything - a race, yourself, your life - you have to go a little berserk.
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Sharon Stone
I can go completely berserk with the makeup, depending on the event. I'm currently in this very mod stage. I wear false lashes and color on my eyelids. I'm really liking shiny eyelids in copper, rose, gold, or silver.
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Denis Villeneuve
I made 'Enemy' to prep myself for 'Prisoners.' I had the need to direct something smaller in English before going to Hollywood. That's the way I sold it to Warner because they asked me if I was berserk to make a movie right before.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BERSERK»

Discover the use of berserk in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to berserk and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Berserk
Guts again dons the Berserker armor to battle a sea god, plunging into the creature on a mission to locate and pierce its heart.
Chris Warner, 2013
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Berserk
You'd have to be crazy to make friends with a murderer.
Ally Kennen, 2010
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Berserk: My Voyage to the Antarctic in a Twenty-Seven-Foot ...
"THIS IS SUICIDE!" MANUEL SCREAMED FRANTICALLY. "WE'VE GOT TO GO BACK BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!" So begins the amazing true story of three men who shared the dream of going to Antarctica.
David Mercy, 2004
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Berserk
“They kept monsters.” That’s what Tom overhears in the bar that night.
Tim Lebbon, 2011
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Hippos Go Berserk
Here is the classic Boynton counting story in a sturdy, board book version. Perfect for travel time, bedtime, or PARTY TIME!
Sandra Boynton, 2000
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Danger Goes Berserk
Berserk was crashing nearby. Dana was crouching next to Steve, staring out to sea. Steve looked out over the rails. They were behind the wave, but even from this angle Steve could tell Berserk was huge. It jacked up out of the sea, and from  ...
Mac Barnett, 2013
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Berserk Style in American Culture
Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll destroys himself attempting to master the berserk Mr. Hyde within him. Ang Lee's film of the Marvel comic Incredible Hulk (2003) updates the same struggle. Made susceptible to berserk transformation by radiation ...
Kirby Farrell, 2011
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Wanda-Linda Goes Berserk
The stars of Kaz Cooke's bestselling The Terrible Underpants ride again, with a special cameo appearance by The Underpants themselves! A funny, understanding picture book about being grumpy and how to get over it.
‎2002
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Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Berserk. In his ecstasy of power he is mad for battle.. . . Pure frenzy fills him. — Iliad, 9:288ff A soldier who routs the enemy single-handedly is often in the grip of a special state of mind, body, and social disconnection at the time of his ...
Jonathan Shay, 2010
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Berserk in the Antarctic
The true story of the author's journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat.
David Mercy, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BERSERK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term berserk is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch Brock Lesnar go berserk on J&J Security's Cadillac *VIDEO*
Seth Rollins had the nerve to call out Brock Lesnar Monday Night on Raw. And even though Rollins brought J&J Security with him and they ... «Pro MMA Now, Jul 15»
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Announcer goes berserk on call for Carli Lloyd's third goal
Carli Lloyd pulled off one of the most incredible games in Women's World Cup history on Sunday as the U.S. defeated Japan 5-2 for the 2015 ... «SportingNews.com, Jul 15»
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Chelsea Going Berserk! Club Set To Have Talks With 12 Clubs To …
It seems now that everybody wants to sign Juan Cuadrado, the Colombian international who failed to make an impact at Chelsea. Reports from ... «Soccersouls, Jul 15»
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Going Berserk
The debate generated over the arrest of a Kashmir University student recently attains meaning only when perceived in its proper context. «Kashmir Life, Jul 15»
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Heather Thomson Under Attack: Dorinda Medley Goes Berserk On …
Heather Thomson didn't realize that she was angering Dorinda Medley on this week's episode of The Real Housewives of New York. When the ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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'Berserk' inmate injures four officers in prison
He became violent, and the four officers were trying to restrain him when they sustained their injuries. "The prisoner went berserk and lashed ... «Herald, Jul 15»
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Twitter goes berserk over Chris Martin's spontaneous gig in Delhi!
Twitter went berserk when the news started trickling out. Many expressed shock and even grief at having missed this opportunity to see their ... «India.com, Jul 15»
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TERA: Go Berserk on July 7th
A new micro-site of TERA has been unveiled recently, telling players that July 7th is a day to "go berserk". It's a wild new update for TERA, ... «MMORPG News, Jul 15»
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Those beach body ads that made Twitter go berserk? They're not …
The advertising watchdog has cleared the Protein World campaign of body shaming and objectifying women despite receiving 378 complaints. «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
10
EL James's Twitter interaction goes berserk
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James's Twitter Q and A quickly went awry as people used the #AskELJames hashtag to bombard the writer ... «New Kerala, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Berserk [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/berserk>. Dec 2019 ».
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