Australian /NZ Leave one’s usual surroundings; run wild.
- When the Japanese occupied Salamaua as a base for their bombers to attack Port Moresby, Vial simply went bush, kept watch on the enemy airstrip, and radioed to Port Moresby advance warning of impending air-raids.
- In a similar vein, the 1987 oils by Trevor Moffitt create an epic legend around West Coast farmer Stanley Graham, who in 1941 went bush and became New Zealand's first mass murderer.
- Inevitably some bees escaped the hives and went bush.
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