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amuck


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amuck  \A*muck"\  ([.a]*m[u^]k"),  a.  &  adv  [Malay  amoq  furious.] 
  In  a  frenzied  and  reckless  manner. 
 
  {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  way  to  assail 
  recklessly  and  indiscriminately. 
 
  Satire's  my  weapon,  but  I'm  too  discreet  To  run 
  amuck,  and  tilt  at  all  I  meet  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amuck 
  adj  :  in  a  murderous  frenzy  as  if  possessed  by  a  demon;  "the 
  soldier  was  completely  amuck";  "berserk  with  grief";  "a 
  berserk  worker  smashing  windows"  [syn:  {amok},  {berserk}, 
  {demoniac},  {demoniacal},  {possessed(p)}] 
  adv  1:  wildly;  without  self-control;  "when  the  restaurant  caught 
  fire  the  patrons  ran  amuck  blocking  the  exit  [syn:  {amok}] 
  2:  in  a  murderous  frenzy;  "rioters  running  amuck  and  throwing 
  sticks  and  bottles  and  stones"  [syn:  {amok},  {murderously}] 




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