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Idioms for wild

Origin of wild

before 900; Middle English, Old English wilde; cognate with Dutch, German wild, Old Norse villr, Swedish vild, Gothic wiltheis

OTHER WORDS FROM wild

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British Dictionary definitions for run wild (1 of 2)

Wild
/ (waɪld) /

noun

Jonathan. ?1682–1725, British criminal, who organized a network of thieves, highwaymen, etc, while also working as an informer: said to have sent over a hundred men to the gallows before being hanged himself

British Dictionary definitions for run wild (2 of 2)

wild
/ (waɪld) /

adjective

adverb

in a wild manner
run wild
  1. to grow without cultivation or care
  2. to behave without restraint

noun

(often plural) a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
the wild
  1. a free natural state of living
  2. the wilderness

Derived forms of wild

wildish, adjectivewildly, adverbwildness, noun

Word Origin for wild

Old English wilde; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wildi, Old Norse villr, Gothic wiltheis
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Idioms and Phrases with run wild (1 of 2)

run wild

see run amok.

Idioms and Phrases with run wild (2 of 2)

wild

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