amuck: Meaning and Definition of

a•muck

Pronunciation: (u-muk'), [key]
? adv.
  1. The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
    1. to rush about in a murderous frenzy:The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
    2. to rush about wildly; lose self-control:When the nightclub caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exits.
?adj.
  1. mad with murderous frenzy.
?n.
  1. amok.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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