Amok meaning

ə-mŭk, ə-mŏk
Amok is defined as a person or thing out of control, or defective.

An example of amok is when children are in a store, and they begin screaming and running about.

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The definition of amok is the action of murder or violence by a person in a crazed state of mind.

An example of something going amok is when during the L.A. riots people rampaged stores, killed civilians, and started fires.

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Amok means a person or thing committing murder or violent acts while in a crazed state of mind.

When a rapid dog begins biting its owner, it is an example of something being amok.

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Amok is an act by a person or group of people involving a crazed state of mind.

An example of an amok is when a group of people in Malaysia get together and go crazy murdering other people.

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To rush about in a frenzy to kill.
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To lose control of oneself and behave outrageously or violently.
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To become wild or undisciplined.
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Out of control, especially when armed and dangerous.
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In a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree; berserk.
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One who runs amok; in Malay and Moro/Philippine culture, one who attempts to kill many others, especially expecting that they will be killed themselves.
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Origin of amok

  • From Dutch, from Malay amuk (“to go on a killing spree”).

    From Wiktionary