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So they gaped at it and let it run wild, called it names, and threw stones at it.

"He'll slip control and run wild," he predicted, grimly vicious.

But they are apt to run wild, to get needlessly brisk, unpleasantly incessant.

She preferred to run wild, like a colt, with Bob in the woods and swamp.

On the contrary, they were rather spoilt and allowed to run wild.

He had run wild, feeding on roots and acorns, and was awful fat.

She was fat; her figure looked as though it had been allowed to run wild.

It has been planted in Hawaii and has run wild in some of the islands of the group.

No, she must run wild for an hour or so, until this fever of delight had moderated.

You think because you are an army officer, you can run wild.

WORD ORIGIN

"to run wild," Old English awildian (see wild (adj.)). Wilding in the teen gang sense first recorded 1989.

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