Meaning of BALLISTIC in English

BALLISTIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ bəlɪstɪk ]

1.

Ballistic means relating to ballistics.

...ballistic missiles...

Ballistic tests have matched the weapons with bullets taken from the bodies of victims.

ADJ : ADJ n

2.

If someone goes ballistic , they suddenly become very angry. ( INFORMAL )

The singer went ballistic after one member of his band failed to show for a sound check.

PHRASE : V inflects

3.

If something goes ballistic , it suddenly becomes very much greater or more powerful, often in a surprising or unwanted way. ( INFORMAL )

August registrations have gone ballistic, accounting now for a quarter of the annual total.

= mushroom

PHRASE : V inflects

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