berserk, out of control.
A humorous cor-ruption perhaps inspired by a genuinely mistaken pronunciation, or possibly by the influence of 'bereft'. An alternative is 'besrek'. Both forms have been heard, mainly among middle-class speakers in Britain and Australia - students and rugby players are typical users - since the early 1970s.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • beresk — /bəˈrɛsk/ (say buh resk) adjective Colloquial berserk. Also, beresque. {popularised by Dorrie Evans, a character in the 1972–77 television serial Number 96, in the catchphrase It s enough to drive a body beresk } …   Australian English dictionary

  • besrek — n See beresk …   Contemporary slang

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