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1. frenzied as if possessed by a demon;
- Example: "the soldier was completely amuck"
- Example: "berserk with grief"
- Example: "a berserk worker smashing windows"
[syn: amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(p)]


1. wildly; without self-control;
- Example: "when the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit"
[syn: amok, amuck]

2. in a murderous frenzy;
- Example: "rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"
[syn: amok, amuck, murderously]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amuck \A*muck"\ ([.a]*m[u^]k"), a. & adv. [Malay amoq furious.] In a frenzied and reckless manner. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. --Pope. [1913 Webster]