verb (used with object), aped, ap·ing.
- violently emotional: When she threatened to leave him, he went ape.
- extremely enthusiastic (often followed by over or for): They go ape over old rock music.We were all ape for the new movie trailer.
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Origin of ape
usage note for ape
OTHER WORDS FROM apeape·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ape
The first ape heart that Kutinsky imaged belonged to a gorilla named Kondu.
Next, Kutinsky wants to study how genes are linked to heart disease in some families of great apes.
Anatomically we find that we must place man with the apelike mammals, because of these numerous points of structural likeness.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
The big, apelike thug who was holding the shotgun had a chance to pull the trigger once more, but he wasn't aiming very well.That Sweet Little Old Lady|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
Suspicion growing in his glance, the apelike one continued to eye him.The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
Our apelike progenitors had few, if any, flesh foods and only those which they could catch with the hand and eat raw.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
He found the apelike bodyguard stretched out on a bunk, a vacant smile on his face.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey