amuck


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  • adj
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Synonyms for amuck

out of control

Synonyms for amuck

frenzied as if possessed by a demon

wildly

Synonyms

in a murderous frenzy

References in classic literature ?
It is the slave who claims to be from another world--he who escaped when the thag ran amuck within the amphitheater.
He had seen bulls about to run amuck burst thus suddenly from the jungle upon the members of the tribe, and so Go-lat took no chances.
The priest went mad, and with his heavy bludgeon ran amuck among his fellows.
I saw a Russian correspondent, a strong brutal-looking man, go off into hysterics; I saw another run amuck through the camp, shooting right and left, and, finally, blow his own brains out.
All we can do is to guard the coast and keep them from breaking back on the plantation and running amuck.
He had the strength of several men, and he ran amuck with it.
No, there was no excuse for it, and they turned back to their feeding, but with an eye upon the ape-man lest he be preparing to suddenly run amuck.
In all such cases your movers, and your seconders, and your supporters --your regular Professors of all degrees, run amuck like so many mad Malays; habitually attributing the lowest and basest motives with the utmost recklessness (let me call your attention to a recent instance in yourself for which you should blush), and quoting figures which you know to be as wilfully onesided as a statement of any complicated account that should be all Creditor side and no Debtor, or all Debtor side and no Creditor.