/euh muk"/, adv.
1. run or go amuck,
a. to rush about in a murderous frenzy: The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
b. to rush about wildly; lose self-control: When the nightclub caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exits.
2. mad with murderous frenzy.
3. amok.
[1510-20; var. of AMOK]

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  • Amuck — A*muck ([.a]*m[u^]k ), a. & adv. [Malay amoq furious.] In a frenzied and reckless manner. [1913 Webster] {To run amuck}, to rush out in a state of frenzy, as the Malays sometimes do under the influence of bhang, and attack every one that comes in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amuck — (adv.) 17c., variant of AMOK (Cf. amok); treated as a muck by Dryden, Byron, etc., and defended by Fowler, who considered amok didacticism …   Etymology dictionary

  • amuck — [adv] crazily berserk, destructively, ferociously, frenziedly, in a frenzy, insanely, madly, maniacally, murderously, savagely, uncontrollably, violently, wildly; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • amuck — [ə muk′] n. alt. sp. of AMOK …   English World dictionary

  • amuck — amok, amuck The word is normally used in the phrase to run amok/amuck, meaning ‘to run about wildly in a violent rage’, and is an extension of a particular meaning in Malay anthropology • (Edward now wore the manic look of some animal transferred …   Modern English usage

  • amuck — SYN: amok (2). * * * amuck var of AMOK * * * (ə mukґ) [Malay amok] 1. amok. 2. (colloq.) wild, frenzied, or uncontrollable …   Medical dictionary

  • amuck — to run amuck …   Combinatory dictionary

  • amuck — I amok, amuck (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. in a frenzied or berserk manner; running wild. See excitability. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) adv. berserk, wild, violent. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) also amok adjective Out of control …   English dictionary for students

  • amuck — a•muck [[t]əˈmʌk[/t]] adj. 1) mad with murderous frenzy 2) amok 1) 3) idi 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 …   From formal English to slang

  • amuck — var. of AMOK. * * * ↑amok variant spelling of ↑amok * * * amuck var. of amok …   Useful english dictionary

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