informal With great intensity, energy, or enthusiasm: I ran like mad
More example sentences
- My eyes are hurting like mad, this means I will probably have a cold soon.
- On Saturday morning every bone and muscle was hurting like mad but we still had to soldier on.
- The two looked at each other for a second, then fired like crazy and ran like mad.
fast, furiously, as fast as possible, as fast as one's legs can carry one, hurriedly, quickly, rapidly, speedily, hastilyenergetically, enthusiastically, madly, with a will, for all one is worth, passionately, intensely, ardently, fervently
British informal , dated like billy-o