[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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: wildly; without self-control; "when the restaurant caught
fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit" [syn:
2: in a murderous frenzy; "rioters running amuck and throwing
sticks and bottles and stones" [syn: amok, amuck,
adj 1: frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was
completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk
worker smashing windows" [syn: amuck, amok,
berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(p)]