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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhystericshys‧ter‧ics /hɪˈsterɪks/ noun [plural] spoken  1 when you are unable to control your behaviour or emotions because you are very upset, afraid, excited etc She went into hysterics when she heard about her husband.have hysterics British English (=be extremely upset or angry) Mum’d have hysterics if she knew what you’d done.2 in hysterics
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hystericsOnyx Muggeridge would certainly, in her language, have had hysterics.Occasionally the whole class dissolves into hysterics for about five minutes and then refuses to tell me what I have said.I made up some very strange names which sent them into hysterics.He waited for her reaction, anticipating the floor of tears and the hysterics.He still felt ill, but the hysterics seemed to have relaxed him a bit.Both seemed helpless, and Mrs Garfitt was working up to hysterics.have hystericsIf I promise not to shriek or have hysterics, will that do?Everybody who heard this had hysterics.
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