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.
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