amok

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Synonyms for amok

run amok

Synonyms

  • go mad
  • go wild
  • turn violent
  • go berserk
  • lose control
  • go insane
  • go into a frenzy

Synonyms for amok

frenzied as if possessed by a demon

wildly

Synonyms

in a murderous frenzy

References in classic literature ?
Tublat was his most consistent enemy, but it was through Tublat that, when he was about thirteen, the persecution of his enemies suddenly ceased and he was left severely alone, except on the occasions when one of them ran amuck in the throes of one of those strange, wild fits of insane rage which attacks the males of many of the fiercer animals of the jungle.
The priest went mad, and with his heavy bludgeon ran amuck among his fellows.
It is the slave who claims to be from another world--he who escaped when the thag ran amuck within the amphitheater.
A policeman from Tondo ran amuck inside Manila Police District (MPD) headquarters on Sunday afternoon and threatened to shoot his fellow cops who had attempted to arrest him, police said.