amok definition

  • adverb:
    • Variant of amuck.
    • Out of control, specially when equipped and dangerous
    • In a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree; berserk
    • in a murderous frenzy
    • wildly; without self-control
  • noun:
    • a person who works amok; in Malay and Moro/Philippine tradition, one that attempts to destroy many more, particularly expecting that they can be killed by themselves.
    • An affray by which one or more people (Malays) run amuck. See the quotation.
  • others:
    • See amuck.
    • identical to amuck (but a questionnaire nearer the original). See amuck.
    • To run amuck (which see).
  • adjective:
    • frenzied as though possessed by a demon

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