After two hours of pomp and circumstance, the diplomas were awarded and the audience went wild.
Please explain the highlighed one in this context.
Applause much more energetic than ordinary, including whistling, cheering, stamping of feet, jumping out of seats, etc. (Not "Lord of the Flies" wild!)
Also used as an adverb: "The crowd applauded wildly." Other common combinations are "wildly popular" or "wildly optimistic," again, meaning much more than might be reasonably expected.