- lose one's temper
- verbget very angry and fly into a rage-
The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question-
Spam makes me go ballistic• Syn:↑flip one's lid, ↑blow up, ↑throw a fit, ↑hit the roof, ↑hit the ceiling, ↑have kittens, ↑have a fit, ↑combust, ↑blow one's stack, ↑fly off the handle, ↑flip one's wig, ↑blow a fuse, ↑go ballistic• Hypernyms: ↑rage• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s PP
* * *GET ANGRY, fly into a rage, erupt, lose control, go berserk, breathe fire, flare up, boil over; informal go mad, go crazy, go bananas, have a fit, see red, fly off the handle, blow one's top, do one's nut, hit the roof, go off the deep end, go ape, flip, lose one's rag, freak out; Brit. informal go spare, go crackers, throw a wobbly.→ temper
Useful english dictionary. 2012.