wild1 /waɪld/ ●●● S2 W2 adjectiveadj 1 plants/animals 植物/动物 [usually before noun]HBNATURAL living in a natural state, not changed or controlled by people 野生的；未经栽培的；未经驯化的 OPP tame a field full of wild flowers
wild horse/dog/pig etc 野马/野狗/野猪等
animals both wild and domesticated
wild mushroom/garlic/rose etc 野蘑菇/野蒜/野玫瑰等
2 land 土地 not used by people for farming, building etc 未开发利用的 Nepal is stunning, with its wild, untamed landscape.
the wild and lonely Scottish hills
4 behaviour 行为CRAZY behaving in an uncontrolled, sometimes violent way 野蛮的 She was completely wild in high school.
Donny could be wild and crazy.
There was a wild look about her (=she seemed a little crazy).
5 go wild a) EXCITEDto behave in a very excited uncontrolled way 〔行为〕疯狂 The crowd went wild as soon as the singer stepped onto the stage.
b) to get very angry 狂怒 When Tony heard how much it was going to cost, he just went wild.
6 enjoyable 有趣的 informalENJOY/LIKE DOING something very enjoyable and exciting 十分有趣的；令人激动的 ‘How was the party?’ ‘It was wild!’
7 be wild about something/somebody informalINTERESTED to like something or someone very much 对某物/某人极喜爱；对某物/某人很着迷 My son’s wild about football.
I’m not that wild about rap music, to be honest.
8 without careful thought 未经仔细考虑THINK ABOUT done or said without much thought or care, or without knowing all the facts 〔做事或说话〕轻率的，缺乏根据的 I’m just making a wild guess here, so correct me if I’m wrong.
9 beyond somebody’s wildest dreams EXPECTbeyond anything that someone imagined or hoped for 超出某人想象的 an invention that was to change our lives beyond our wildest dreams
beyond somebody’s wildest dreams• The business has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.• But for vast numbers of children in the developing world, such gifts are beyond their wildest dreams.• Our mission reaps rewards far beyond our wildest dreams!• Six years ago, Dexter and Birdie Yager had succeeded in their business beyond their wildest dreams.• To the contrary, we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.• It is riches beyond my wildest dreams and well worth fighting the Second World War for.• The cartel succeeded beyond its wildest dreams: by last month the price was brushing $ 30.• Route 66 Magazine, a three-year-old quarterly, is growing beyond the wildest dreams of its publisher, Paul Taylor.• It was a world beyond my wildest dreams; one I had only seen on celluloid in the cinema at Fontanellato. 10 not/never in your wildest dreams used to say that you did not expect or imagine that something would happen, especially after it has happened 绝对想象不到地 Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to win first place.
not/never in your wildest dreams• But never in my wildest dreams did I expect such a transformation as this. 11 weather/sea 天气/大海DN violent and strong 猛烈的；狂暴的 a wild and angry sea
12. card games 牌戏DGC a card that is wild can be used to represent any other card in a game 〔纸牌〕百搭的 13 wild horses would/could not ... used to say that someone is determined not to go somewhere, do something etc 任何事情都不能…〔表示某人坚决不去某地、不做某事等〕 Wild horses would not have dragged him into a vegetarian restaurant.
—wildness noun [uncountableU] → wild card, → sow your wild oats at sow1(3)