amok


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a·mok

 (ə-mŭk′, ə-mŏk′) also a·muck (ə-mŭk′)
adv.
1. In a frenzy to do violence or kill: rioters running amok in the streets.
2. In or into a jumbled or confused state: The plans went amok.
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: amok troops.

[Early Modern English amuck, from Malay amok, furious attack, amok, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hamuk, attack.]

amok

(əˈmʌk; əˈmɒk) or

amuck

n
a state of murderous frenzy, originally observed among Malays
adv
run amok to run about with or as if with a frenzied desire to kill
[C17: from Malay amoq furious assault]

a•mok

(əˈmʌk, əˈmɒk)

n.
1. Also, amuck. (in SE Asian cultures) a psychic disturbance characterized by depression followed by a manic urge to murder.
adj., adv.
2. amuck.
[1865–70; < Malay amuk]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amok - frenzied as if possessed by a demonamok - 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.amok - wildlyamok - wildly; without self-control; "when the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit"
2.amok - in a murderous frenzyamok - in a murderous frenzy; "rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"

amok

amuck adverb
run amok go mad, go wild, turn violent, go berserk, lose control, go insane, go into a frenzy He was arrested after running amok with a car in the city centre.

amuck

also amok
adjective
Out of control:
Idioms: out of hand, running wild.
Translations
يَنْدَفِع وَيَقْتُل مَن يُصَادِفَه
amokbýt stižen amokem
gå amok
tryllast, ganga berserksgang
eiti iš protoišeiti iš protopasiusti
ārprātīgās dusmāsskriet amoka skrējienā
amok

amok

[əˈmɒk] ADV to run amokenloquecerse, desbocarse

amok

[əˈmɒk əˈmʌk] adv
to run amok → être pris(e) d'un accès de folie furieuse, perdre tout contrôle de soi-même

amok

(əˈmok) amuck (əˈmak) noun
run amok / amuck to rush about madly, attacking everybody and everything: The prisoner ran amok and killed two prison officers.
References in classic literature ?
It is true, I might have resisted forcibly with more or less effect, might have run "amok" against society; but I preferred that society should run "amok" against me, it being the desperate party.
I am not quite sure what was the matter with me--whether I was merely stupefied or whether I purposely broke loose and ran amok. At times my mind seems all confused; while at other times I seem almost to be back in my childhood, at the school desk, and to have done the deed simply out of mischief.
"He whispered into my ear, lying on his stomach, 'I shall creep close and then amok .
Segamat District Police Deputy Chief, Deputy Superintendent Noor Ariffin Mohamad Nasir said the man, 33, who was riding a Honda Wave motorcycle suddenly became aggressive and went amok in a coffee shop near a petrol station in Buloh Kasap.
The suspect, John Albert Araojo, was having a drinking spree with his cousin and an unidentified person to celebrate his birthday before he ran amok.
Without these spoiling tactics in place Zaha will run amok, an absolute mok I tell you.
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Ironically, pundits have dubbed the current crisis the running amok of capitalism.
Gangs of yobs used to run amok in streets near Mayfield School in North End, Portsmouth, Hants.
"These are not examples of a mature society but of a judiciary run amok."
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Regardless, the left played Frankenstein, and its monster is running amok.