- 1living or growing in natural conditions; not kept in a house or on a farm wild animals/flowers a wild rabbit wild strawberries The plants grow wild along the banks of rivers. scenery/land
- 2 in its natural state; not changed by people wild prairies The island is a wild and lonely place. out of control
- 3lacking discipline or control The boy is wild and completely out of control. He had a wild look in his eyes. wild mood swings feelings
- 4full of very strong feeling wild laughter The crowd went wild. It makes me wild (= very angry) to see such waste. not sensible
- 5not carefully planned; not sensible or accurate He made a wild guess at the answer. wild accusations exciting
- 6(informal) very good, enjoyable, or exciting We had a wild time in New York. enthusiastic
- 7wild about somebody/something (informal) very enthusiastic about someone or something She's totally wild about him. I'm not wild about the idea. weather/sea
- 8affected by storms and strong winds synonym stormy a wild night The sea was wild.
- noun [uncountable] see also wildlyIdioms
- 1 to grow or develop freely without any control The ivy has run wild. Let your imagination run wild and be creative.
- 2 if children or animals run wild, they behave as they like because no one is controlling them Those boys have been allowed to run wild.
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far more, better, etc. than you could ever have imagined or hoped for
beyond somebody's wildest dreamsjump to other results
used to say that something has happened in a way that someone did not expect at all Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd meet him again.
not/never in somebody's wildest dreamsjump to other results
run wildjump to other results
used to say that nothing would prevent someone from doing something or make them do something they do not want to do
wild horses would not drag, make, etc. somebody (do something)jump to other results