amuck definition

  • adverb:
    • In a frenzy to-do violence or destroy: rioters running amuck when you look at the streets.
    • In or into a jumbled or overwhelmed condition: The programs moved amuck.
    • In or into an uncontrolled condition or circumstances of severe task: "This jam-packed area of Honolulu has come to face for traveler development run amok” ( Ila Stanger).
    • In a frantic or frenzied and violent fashion; in a confused, jumbled or out of control condition.
    • in a murderous frenzy
    • extremely; without self-control
  • adjective:
    • Crazed with murderous madness: amuck soldiers.
    • frenzied just as if possessed by a demon
  • adjective-and-adverb:
    • In a frenzied and careless manner.
  • others:
    • Literally, in a situation of murderous frenzy; indiscriminately slaughtering or killing: a term used in the Eastern Archipelago.
    • Hence — To proceed in a blind, headstrong manner, reckless of consequences, which are probably is disastrous.
    • [Sometimes written in two terms, and addressed as a noun utilizing the long article.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "amuck"
  • Cross Reference for "amuck"
  • Urban Dictionary for "amuck"
    • 1. adv. (var. sp.) Frenzied and…
    • View More
164 votes

How would you define amuck?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!