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Definition of madly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(only used after a verb) in a way that shows a lack of control She was rushing around madly trying to put out the fire. His heart thudded madly against his ribs. He saw the weathervane spinning madly in the powerful breeze.
  2. 2(informal) very; extremely madly excited/jealous She's madly in love with him.
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