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ape

(āp)
n.
1. Any of various tailless Old World primates of the superfamily Hominoidea, including the gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans.
2. Any of various members of this superfamily bearing fur and usually living in the wild, especially orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, in contrast to humans. Not in scientific use.
3. A tailed primate such as a monkey. Not in scientific use.

ap′er n.
(1) Ape. A primate of the family Pongidae
Members
• Small apes—gibbons and siamangs
• Great apes—orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees
The ape brain is structurally similar to the human brain and is capable of advanced reasoning

(2) APE. A multifunctional enzyme involved in DNA repair and in facilitating the redox state of some DNA-binding proteins de novo

ape

any tailless primate of the family Simiidae, including gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and gibbons.
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And then in the words of our friend Alex, go 'Crazy Apeshit' on this blessed day.
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Szasz outlines the use of "Ape," "Apish," and, in Himes's case, "Apeshit" as synonyms for mental illness, while the OED further qualifies that to "go ape," or to "go ape-shit" (slang, orig.
You have to go there pull it up and go apeshit. I don't usually lose it, but when I do it's time to get under the table.
They hit foreign shores and go apeshit. The only point of any night out seems to be to throw as much alcohol down their throats as possible, get their kit off and then get laid - usually in full public view.