English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'go ape'

(idiom) 
When he found out, he went ape.
Synonyms
be furious
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storm
‘It's a fiasco,’ he stormed.
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rage
He raged at me for being late.
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rave
She cried and raved for weeks.
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blow up (informal)
I'm sorry I blew up at you.
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fume
I fumed when these women did not respond.
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be angry
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lose it (informal)
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seethe
Under the surface she was seething.
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crack up (informal)
He's going to crack up if he doesn't take a break soon.
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see red (informal)
I didn't mean to break his nose. I just saw red.
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chafe
He chafed at having to take orders from someone else.
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lose the plot (informal)
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go ballistic (slang)
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rant and rave
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foam at the mouth
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lose your temper
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blow a fuse (slang, mainly US)
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fly off the handle (informal)
He flew off the handle at the slightest thing.
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be incandescent
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go off the deep end (informal)
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throw a fit (informal)
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go up the wall (slang)
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blow your top
I just asked him why he was late and he blew his top.
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lose your rag (slang)
I've only once seen him lose his rag.
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be beside yourself
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flip your lid (slang)
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of blow up
Definition
to lose one's temper
I'm sorry I blew up at you.
Synonyms
lose your temper,
lose it (informal),
crack up (informal),
see red (informal),
lose the plot (informal),
become angry,
go ballistic (slang),
hit the roof (informal),
blow a fuse (slang),
fly off the handle (informal),
become enraged,
go off the deep end (informal),
wig out (slang),
go up the wall (slang),
go crook (Australian, New Zealand, slang),
flip your lid (slang),
in the sense of blow your top
Definition
to lose one's temper
I just asked him why he was late and he blew his top.
Synonyms
lose your temper,
blow up (informal),
lose it (informal),
see red (informal),
lose the plot (informal),
have a fit (informal),
throw a tantrum,
fly off the handle (informal),
go spare (British, slang),
fly into a temper,
flip your lid (slang),
do your nut (British, slang)
in the sense of chafe
Definition
to be annoyed or impatient
He chafed at having to take orders from someone else.
Synonyms
be annoyed,
be angry,
be offended,
be irritated,
be incensed,
be impatient,
be exasperated,
be inflamed,
be ruffled,
be vexed,
be narked (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)

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