2012년 1월 10일 화요일

Dic: run wild, run riot

▷ run wild :
a) to grow without cultivation or care
b) to behave without restraint

▷ run wild : If someone, especially a child runs wild, they behave as they want to and no one controls them.

▷ If something or someone, especially a child, runs wild, they behave in a natural, free, or uncontrolled way.

  • Everything that could grow was running wild for lack of attention...
▷ run riot and run wild: Fig. to get out of control.
  • The dandelions have run riot in our lawn. 
  • The children ran wild at the birthday party and had to be taken home.
▷ run riot
1. if people run riot, they behave in a way that is not controlled, running in all directions or being noisy or violent
  • I dread them coming round because they let their kids run riot.
2. if your imagination runs riot, you have a lot of strange, exciting, or surprising thoughts
  • My imagination was running riot, thinking of all the ways that I could spend the money.

... Collins, CALD, Cobuild,  
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs, 
Cambridge Idioms Dictionary

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