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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: frenesie, from Latin phreneticus; FRENETIC

frenzy

noun
     
fren‧zy plural frenzies
1 [uncountable and countable] a state of great anxiety or excitement, in which you cannot control your behaviour
frenzy of
a frenzy of religious feeling
in a frenzy
The women were screaming and in a frenzy to get home.
Doreen had worked herself into a frenzy.
2 [countable] a time when people do a lot of things very quickly
frenzy of
a frenzy of activity
a selling frenzy
3

a feeding frenzy

a) an occasion when a lot of people get involved in an activity in an uncontrolled way:
The film put America's moviegoers into a feeding frenzy.
b) an occasion when a lot of wild animals, especially sharks, eat something in a very excited way

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