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

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in a murderous frenzy

References in periodicals archive ?
Ironically, pundits have dubbed the current crisis the running amok of capitalism.
DRUNK revellers sparked a Brits security alert after running amok backstage.
HOUSING chiefs in Solihull have pledged to crack down on anti-social behaviour after five teenage girls were caught running amok in Worcester House tower block, in Smith's Wood.
Regardless, the left played Frankenstein, and its monster is running amok.
With guys like Ken Lay and Bernie Ebbers running amok, things are looking pretty bleak.
In 1995, the justices ruled that an Oregon school, whose jocks were reportedly using drugs and running amok, could test student athletes.
The local people have asked the security forces to shoot the elephants, but they said there's no order to do so from their superiors,'' he said, adding there have so far been no casualties reported due to the elephants frequently running amok in the area.