Definition of Amuck

1. Adjective. Frenzied as if possessed by a demon. "A berserk worker smashing windows"

Exact synonyms: Amok, Berserk, Demoniac, Demoniacal, Possessed
Similar to: Insane
Derivative terms: Demoniac



2. Adverb. Wildly; without self-control. "When the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit"
Exact synonyms: Amok

3. Adverb. In a murderous frenzy. "Rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"
Exact synonyms: Amok, Murderously
Partainyms: Amok, Murderous

Definition of Amuck

1. a. & adv. In a frenzied and reckless manner.

Definition of Amuck

1. Adverb. In a frantic or frenzied and violent manner; in a confused, jumbled or uncontrolled state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amuck

1. amok [n -S] - See also: amok

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amuck

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amrubicin
amsacrine
amscray
amsinckias
amstallite
amthamine
amtman
amtmans
amtrac
amtrack
amtracks
amtracs
amtraks
amu
amuck (current term)
amucks
amulet
amuletic
amuletlike
amulets
amulette
amulettes
amurca
amurcas
amurcous
amurensin
amus
amusable
amuse

Literary usage of Amuck

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The act of running amuck is probably due to causes over which the culprit ... Thus, in 1634, the eldest son of the raja of Jodhpur ran amuck at the court of ..."

2. Russia's Railway Advance Into Central Asia by Dobson, George (1890)
"... Circassian Dick Turpin—Circassians running amuck—Unbridled temper of the natives—Insignificant religious antagonism—The Russian's faculty of identifying ..."

3. Conquering the Wilderness, Or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times by Frank Triplett, Thomas Nast, Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1888)
"... GENERALSHIP CONSPIRACY AGAINST HIM THE CROW MEDICINE MAN THE SUMMONS PREPARES FOR DEATH RUNS amuck DIES LIKE A WARRIOR OLD JO JEWETT'S STORY WILLIAMS' ..."

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