Meaning of WILDLY in English

WILDLY

adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fluctuate wildly

Insect populations fluctuate wildly from year to year.

gesticulated wildly

Jane gesticulated wildly and shouted ‘Stop! Stop!’

scream wildly (= in a loud and uncontrolled way )

Poor George, screaming wildly, was carried upstairs by his father.

wildly exaggerated (= by a very large amount, in a way that is not at all realistic )

Wildly exaggerated reports began appearing in the press.

wildly popular (= extremely popular – used especially about something that excites people )

These bands are wildly popular in Cuba.

wildly (= a lot )

Prices varied wildly from store to store.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

different

What begins by looking just a little off parallel might become wildly different .

He never appears wildly different in different contexts - regardless of what those contexts are.

optimistic

This is generally held to be wildly optimistic , and in some quarters, an impossible timescale.

The figures are wildly optimistic , and could only have been extrapolated from a short trial of about 10 operations.

If this figure proves wildly optimistic , Bill Clinton will either have to propose more cuts or spend more money.

Recent surveys show previous estimates of whale numbers to be wildly optimistic .

Critics argued that these estimates were wildly optimistic or that the original figures were far too low.

The figures were wildly optimistic , although the real events were dramatic enough in themselves.

For another, it assumed a stability in the capitalist system which, then and since, seemed wildly optimistic .

popular

And by the late 1970s, the diminutive slot was becoming wildly popular , planning experts say.

The wildly popular Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore because a couple hundred millionaires had lousy seats.

Whereas if he raised it through a levy on Copts that would be wildly popular with everyone else.

successful

As yet, these aren't wildly successful or attractive.

We once did some work with a software firm whose competitor had introduced a wildly successful new home finance program.

The image of Romans as freewheeling, extravagant, anything-goes anarchists is a fraud, a wildly successful con.

The wildly successful Rent returns to Tucson two years after its sold-out run at Centennial Hall.

■ VERB

exaggerate

Had she not wildly exaggerated the significance of the advertisement?

fluctuate

Income: Liable to fluctuate wildly .

By this time Snyder was lapsing in and out of consciousness and his body temperature was fluctuating wildly .

The play fluctuated wildly throughout the three days of the event.

The dam trapped sediments, and water releases fluctuated wildly , depending on hydroelectric-power needs.

I was tall and slim but I had an eating disorder and my weight fluctuated wildly according to how I ate.

The price of bread cereals, on which labouring families spent a vast proportion of their wages, fluctuated wildly .

Lily had experienced pain there and her temperature fluctuated wildly .

gesture

Inside, I gestured wildly down to Andre who, while all dressed up, was standing around counting flies.

look

Corbett looked wildly around and saw others.

Joseph looked wildly round the throne room, expecting to see the emperor and the Resident Superior bolting for cover.

She looked wildly round the lobby.

run

Then she started running wildly through the streets, and when she was exhausted she stopped and burst into tears.

She ran wildly out into the street and begged a man she knew to come back with her.

But their laughter soon stopped when they saw Sir Hugo's horse running wildly towards them without a rider.

They succumb to cramp, fall off the track or simply run wildly off course.

stare

Gasping for breath, she stared wildly round to convince herself of where she was.

Still clutching the leg he flicked his own little torch back on again and stared wildly round.

swing

Daak was moving again now, swinging wildly from side to side in an attempt to avoid the lasers' targeting.

For in practice, the shift in the focus of monetary policy meant that interest rates would swing wildly .

Through the smoke he saw the balloon dropping, its basket swinging wildly .

Allowing interest rates to swing wildly meant allowing bond prices to swing wildly.

The Test has been delicately poised for four days, with fortunes swinging wildly .

Allowing interest rates to swing wildly meant allowing bond prices to swing wildly.

She lashed out, her arm swinging wildly .

Some ropes had come loose and were swinging wildly in the wind.

think

I love him, I want him, she thought wildly .

I can't listen to any more of this, he thought wildly .

It was like a nightmare, she thought wildly .

Yes, she thought wildly , this is surely the source of Araminta's inherited spite.

She thought wildly of dashing to the windows, out on to the balcony.

A perfect position for bracing himself to kiss her, Ruth thought wildly in the heat of the moment.

vary

Applications varied wildly in calibre and content.

Estimates of the total cost vary wildly from $ 200 billion to $ 500 billion per year.

Young people would not be encouraged to pick and mix wildly varying modules to make up a course.

All around him he could feel the centrifuge shaking and laboring under the wildly varying loads.

More recent estimates have varied wildly .

It could oscillate between values, vary wildly , or lock up.

Visions of the industry's future vary wildly .

Taste in chocolate varies wildly , depending on your palate and what part of the world you come from.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And now that they were alone, Matilda all of a sudden became wildly animated.

Estimates of the total cost vary wildly from $ 200 billion to $ 500 billion per year.

Her lips quivered wildly and she gestured behind her at nothing.

His body began to thrash wildly .

Or maybe she was wildly wrong about both of them.

This is generally held to be wildly optimistic, and in some quarters, an impossible timescale.

Tuition has not risen wildly , nor have student grades.

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