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Meaning of "go ballistic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GO BALLISTIC

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GO BALLISTIC

go ape over
go around
go astray
go at
go away
go back
go back to the mat
go back to the pa
go bad
go bail
go bang
go begging
go belly up
go bung
go bush
go bust
go by
go by the board
go by the wayside
go commando

WORDS THAT END LIKE GO BALLISTIC

anachronistic
artistic
autistic
ballistic
characteristic
deterministic
domestic
futuristic
holistic
linguistic
logistic
minimalistic
optimistic
probabilistic
realistic
sadistic
simplistic
statistic
stylistic
synergistic
unrealistic

Synonyms and antonyms of go ballistic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GO BALLISTIC»

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

Translation of «go ballistic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GO BALLISTIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

暴走
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ir balísticos
570 millions of speakers

English

go ballistic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बैलिस्टिक जाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الذهاب البالستية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в ярость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ir balísticos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যালাস্টিক যান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aller balistique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pergi balistik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ausrasten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キレる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

탄도 이동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lunga balistik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi đạn đạo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாலிஸ்டிக் செல்லுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅलिस्टिक व्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Balistik git
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

go Ballistic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szału
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в лють
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

merge balistice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πηγαίνετε βαλλιστικών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gaan ballistiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gå ballistiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gå ballistiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of go ballistic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GO BALLISTIC»

The term «go ballistic» is regularly used and occupies the 72.131 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GO BALLISTIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GO BALLISTIC»

Discover the use of go ballistic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to go ballistic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Grammar & Complexity: Language at the Intersection of ...
go crazy go nuts go insane go bananas go postal go ballistic go beserk 0.00003000% 0.00002800% 0.00002600% 0.00002400% 0.00002200% 0.00002000% 0.00001800% 0.00001600% 0.00001400% 0.00001200% 0.00001000% ...
Peter W. Culicover, 2013
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Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further Observations on the ...
Its colloquial use in the phrase to go ballistic is a colourful one and has been in the language for some time now. This one has made it into the dictionary. Of course to go ballistic suggests someone has exploded with rage, but as these emails ...
Kate Burridge, 2005
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Let's Talk Turkey: The Stories Behind America's Favorite ...
The figurative use of go ballistic dates from the early 1980s. The Washington Post for July 11, 1985, quotes a Pentagon official as saying, “Wickham went ballistic when he heard about the recommendation.” Go ballistic entered the pop culture ...
Rosemarie Ostler
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Ballistic
I am going to murder, torture, defile. I am going to go ballistic on the motherfuckers who have Laura Gamboa, and I am going to get her back by killing everything in my path. I am not going to play by the rules.” “There are no rules here, amigo.
Mark Greaney, 2011
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Playing by the Rules: All the Rules of the Game, Complete ...
“You're going to go ballistic,” Byrne said, his Irish voice quivering. “What is it?” Woosnam asked. “We've got two drivers,” Byrne told his boss. “That's fifteen.” Byrne was right on two fronts: They had fifteen clubs in the bag, and his boss did,  ...
Arnold Palmer, 2010
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Historical Linguistics 2011: Selected papers from the 20th ...
To go ballistic, as in (16e), means 'to become irrationally enraged'. The use ofthe phrase go postal, as in (16f), started in the 1990s when a post office worker in America shot several people with whom he worked. To go postal means 'to ...
Ritsuko Kikusawa, Lawrence A. Reid, 2013
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漢英虛詞翻譯手冊(全新擴增版)(譯學叢書):
11. Й^УИНЯШЭДШШШ ' Sally'll go mad /go crazy / go ballistic ^ИЗЁ^ШШ ° when she knows what you've done. ' Ш Щ -• go mad ® ЗС it P In : go ballistic Щ H it P ln ' W— ЯШЯ Hi] ballistic missiles ' Hl1t ЙШ go ballistic ° 12. J^yflíil^S^í^ílL Sally ...
黃邦傑, 2008
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Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-by-Decade Guide ...
go ballistic: go out of control with anger. Ballistics refers to the motion of projectiles through space. In the 1980s, projectiles meant intercontinental ballistic missiles. The expression was first used literally to describe out-of-control guided  ...
Rosemarie Ostler, 2005
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
My father is going to go ballistic on me.— ciueiess, 199s • [H]e takes one big hit ( of cocaine] up one nostril and one up the other one, one straight after the other. He immediately goes fuckin' ballistic. He's twitching and clapping his hands— ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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The Outsider:
You said it makes people angry and I will get you in trouble.' 'Yeah, well, nowI think differently, now I think you should just–' 'Go ballistic.' 'Exactly. Anyway, I've gottogoto bed.Iwanted to let you know what was goingon.' 'If I go...ballistic...I can go ...
Arlene Hunt, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GO BALLISTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term go ballistic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Excerpt: 'Not So New in Town' by Michele Summers
Lucy thought he might go ballistic; his eyes bulged and steam whistled from his ears. "Add a hot fudge sundae and Mountain Dew, and then ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Suicide Sqaud: The Three Best Parts Of The New Leaked Trailer!
The first was for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer released and caused convention-goers and the entire internet to go ballistic! «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
3
Soul clinch top seed in conference with win over Gladiators
The Soul gave up 15 points in that time span, including a score on a fumble and an inexcusable safety which caused Dolezel to go ballistic. «Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Jul 15»
4
2015 Bello Winter Music
... heartfelt ballads and blissful harmonies, Marlon's repertoire is inexhaustible, making the packed Memorial Hall go ballistic for an encore, and ... «Australian Stage Online, Jul 15»
5
Susan J. Demas: Conservatives mocking fast-food workers losing …
They deserve what they get. (These are probably the folks who go ballistic at the clerk for depositing two Splendas, not three, into their morning ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Pope Francis Brings Back the Seamless Garment
I am sure that some of our conservative friends will go ballistic at his mention of the “ability to organize.” Sounds suspiciously like a community ... «National Catholic Reporter, Jul 15»
7
Greece's Austerity Proposal Makes No Reference to Sustainability
No doubt, in case we get a solution on Greece, and it won't matter if it would be a good one or a bad one, risk-on will go ballistic. Gambling is ... «Newsmax, Jul 15»
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Sublime With Rome Took Their LBC Sound To Texas to Record …
... think I'd be able to write these songs. I stand behind this record; it's so sick, and I think the fans are gonna go ballistic when they hear this shit! «OC Weekly, Jul 15»
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The History And Evolution Of Shark Week, America's Summertime …
Clearly, Discovery knows how much people go ballistic for Shark Week, so this year, the network is going back into the water for a special ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
10
New England Patriots Could Be NFL's Most Dangerous Team In 2015
After the penalties for Spygate were handed down in Week 2 of the 2007 season, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady decided to go ballistic on every ... «RantSports, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Go ballistic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/go-ballistic>. Jan 2021 ».
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