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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(p)adverb

    frenzied as if possessed by a demon

    "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"

  2. amok, amuckadverb

    wildly; without self-control

    "when the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit"

  3. amok, amuck, murderouslyadverb

    in a murderous frenzy

    "rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"


  1. amuckadverb

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


  1. amuck

    Amuck! (Italian: Alla ricerca del piacere, lit. 'In Pursuit of Pleasure') is an Italian giallo film written and directed by Silvio Amadio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amuck

    in a frenzied and reckless manner

  2. Etymology: [Malay amoq furious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amuck

    a-muk′, adv. madly: in murderous frenzy—hardly ever used save in the phrase 'to run amuck.' [Malay, amoq, intoxicated or excited to madness.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amuck in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amuck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of amuck in a Sentence

  1. Phillip Rolen:

    It’s political correctness run amuck.

  2. Wang Yi:

    The internal affairs of every country should be decided by their own people. External interference and sanctions will only exacerbate the tension situation, and allow the law of the jungle to once again run amuck, there's already enough of such lessons from history, and the same old disastrous road should not be followed.

  3. Kendra Armstrong:

    This is political correctness gone absolutely amuck, it’s just ridiculous.

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