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To behave stupidly, irrationally, and violently; go wild
: When they told him, he went ape and wrecked his room
To be very enthusiastic; admire enormously
: People are going quietly ape over the girl/ Everyone we met, experienced native and green tourist alike, went ape for it
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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