amuck


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a·muck

 (ə-mŭk′) also a·mok (ə-mŭk′, ə-mŏk′)
adv.
1. In a frenzy to do violence or kill: rioters running amuck in the streets.
2. In or into a jumbled or confused state: The plans went amuck.
3. In or into an uncontrolled state or a state of extreme activity: "This jam-packed area of Honolulu has come to stand for tourist development run amok" (Ila Stanger).
adj.
Crazed with murderous frenzy: amuck troops.

[Malay amok.]

amuck

(əˈmʌk)
n, adv
a variant of amok

a•muck

(əˈmʌk)

adj.
1. mad with murderous frenzy.
n.
2. amok.
adv.
3. run or go amuck or amok,
a. to rush about in a murderous frenzy.
b. to go or rush about wildly; be out of control.
Idiom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amuck - frenzied as if possessed by a demonamuck - frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
Adv.1.amuck - wildlyamuck - wildly; without self-control; "when the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit"
2.amuck - in a murderous frenzyamuck - in a murderous frenzy; "rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"

amuck

see amok

amuck

also amok
adjective
Out of control:
Idioms: out of hand, running wild.
Translations
amok

amuck

adv to run amuck (lit, fig)Amok laufen

amuck

[əˈmʌk] amok [əˈmɒk] adv to run amuck (madman) → essere preso/a da follia omicida; (children, fans) → scatenarsi; (animals) → correre all'impazzata
References in classic literature ?
One night at a resort called Cedar Point, he got into a fight and ran amuck like a wild thing.
Sometimes, in the haste of speeding-up, they would dump one of the animals out on the floor before it was fully stunned, and it would get upon its feet and run amuck.
I want you to get word to the king that I am a magician myself -- and the Supreme Grand High-yu-Muck- amuck and head of the tribe, at that; and I want him to be made to understand that I am just quietly arrang- ing a little calamity here that will make the fur fly in these realms if Sir Kay's project is carried out and any harm comes to me.
So it was with the CASSANDRA, as brought us all safe home from Malabar, after England took the viceroy of the Indies; so it was with the old WALRUS, Flint's old ship, as I've seen amuck with the red blood and fit to sink with gold.
She had been told that, rough and brutal as they seemed just then, they were not like this all the year round, but were, in fact, quite civil persons save during certain weeks of autumn and winter, when, like the inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula, they ran amuck, and made it their purpose to destroy life--in this case harmless feathered creatures, brought into being by artificial means solely to gratify these propensities--at once so unmannerly and so unchivalrous towards their weaker fellows in Nature's teeming family.
Tublat was his most consistent enemy, but it was through Tublat that, when he was about thirteen, the persecution of his enemies suddenly ceased and he was left severely alone, except on the occasions when one of them ran amuck in the throes of one of those strange, wild fits of insane rage which attacks the males of many of the fiercer animals of the jungle.