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Meaning & Definition of Amok in English

English

Amok

/əmək/

adjective

1. Frenzied as if possessed by a demon

  • "The soldier was completely amuck"
  • "Berserk with grief"
  • "A berserk worker smashing windows"
    synonym:
  • amuck
  • ,
  • amok
  • ,
  • berserk
  • ,
  • demoniac
  • ,
  • demoniacal
  • ,
  • possessed(p)

adverb

1. Wildly

  • Without self-control
  • "When the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit"
    synonym:
  • amok
  • ,
  • amuck

2. In a murderous frenzy

  • "Rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"
    synonym:
  • amok
  • ,
  • amuck
  • ,
  • murderously