like a man possessed


like a man possessed
frantically, in a crazed manner

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • like a man possessed — like a man/woman possessed if you do something like a man possessed, you do it with a lot of energy in a way that is not controlled. He d lost the tickets and was running round the house like a man possessed …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a man possessed — like a man/woman posˈsessed | like one posˈsessed idiom with a lot of force or energy • He flew out of the room like a man possessed. Main entry: ↑possessedidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • like a woman possessed — like a man/woman possessed if you do something like a man possessed, you do it with a lot of energy in a way that is not controlled. He d lost the tickets and was running round the house like a man possessed …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a woman possessed — like a man/woman posˈsessed | like one posˈsessed idiom with a lot of force or energy • He flew out of the room like a man possessed. Main entry: ↑possessedidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • like a man/woman possessed — with a lot of energy or force : like a person who is completely controlled by some powerful emotion, spirit, etc. He pounded on the door like a man possessed, yelling for someone to let him in. • • • Main Entry: ↑possessed …   Useful english dictionary

  • like one possessed — like a man/woman posˈsessed | like one posˈsessed idiom with a lot of force or energy • He flew out of the room like a man possessed. Main entry: ↑possessedidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • possessed — adjective (not before noun) 1 if someone is possessed, their mind is controlled by an evil spirit: Her family believed that she was possessed, and called in a priest. | like a man/possessed/like one possessed (=violently or with a lot of energy) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • possessed — adjective he was like a man possessed Syn: mad, demented, insane, crazed, berserk, out of one s mind; bewitched, enchanted, haunted, under a spell …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • possessed — pos|sessed [pəˈzest] adj 1.) if someone is possessed, their mind is controlled by something evil ▪ She was convinced he was possessed by the devil . like a man/woman possessed literary (=with a lot of energy or violence) 2.) be possessed of sth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Man-Thing — For the film, see Man Thing (film). Man Thing Man Thing #1 (Jan. 1974). Cover art by Frank Brunner. Publication information …   Wikipedia


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