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go haywire

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Definition


To behave disorderly. To go crazy.

Context : Education
Category: Slang, Vernacular
Semantic: crazy, insane, wild

Usage of “go haywire”

  1. After I told him that he had failed the exam, he went haywire in front of everyone in the class.

Examples of idiom “go haywire” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'kimcheeeez'
    kimcheeeez:

    @A_DORATION Haha! Ya la. Don't give me stress. I'll go haywire. You sleep early toooo

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'lukesnellin'
    lukesnellin:

    ...before my sugar levels go haywire and I collapse on the sofa like a damp sock. See you later.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'kopiholic'
    kopiholic:

    Someone versed in numerology calculated my birth date & said this yr's gonna be a yr of STRUGGLE & watever plans I have will go haywire...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'declanmar'
    declanmar:

    Just got an idea, they should give all the toyotas sirens and police lights so that when they do go haywire people will get out of the way

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'hidayahsis'
    hidayahsis:

    Hates how school is making my priorities go haywire! I just wish ppl will be more understanding.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'strem73'
    strem73:

    Twitter is going haywire.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'c4clover'
    c4clover:

    My blackberry emails setting went haywire FML

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'DCherie_Xone'
    DCherie_Xone:

    Whew! I was getting nervous! My iPod went haywire for a minute! Technology is great but a pain in the ass at the same time! Its cool now tho

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'philbolsta'
    philbolsta:

    Anyone else have their laptop go haywire while being used in mid-flight? Happened to me twice. Needed tech support to fix it the second time