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English verb: lose one's temper

1. lose one's temper (emotion) get very angry and fly into a rage


SamplesThe professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question.
Spam makes me go ballistic.


Synonymsblow a fuse, blow one's stack, blow up, combust, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, fly off the handle, go ballistic, have a fit, have kittens, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, throw a fit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)rage









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