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

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When veterans run amok, we reflexively invoke "post-traumatic stress syndrome," which was the Vietnam war's version of shell shock.
En una explosion de eso que los malayos llaman amok, especie de locura homicida que suele terminar con el suicidio del poseso, el buen hombre no deja titere con cabeza, no se salva ni el apuntador, uno llega a temer que el propio autor de la novela haya tenido que dictar el final desde ultratumba.
The administration has stated that Bush won't attend, and certainly isn't going to let EPA Administrator Christine Whitman run amok with so many European environmentalists.
He is living in a hostel following his release from a secure hospital just 28 months after he ran amok in a London church with a sword, injuring 11 people.
"Leaders who freely vent their anger, catastrophize or otherwise let their distressing emotions run amok can't also lead the group into a positive register, where the best work gets done," the authors write.
In 1995, the justices ruled that an Oregon school, whose jocks were reportedly using drugs and running amok, could test student athletes.
In this delightful collection of etymological wit and wisdom, Morris responds to queries on the origins of words and phrases ranging from "amok" and "blockbuster" to "wimp" and "zarf" (duly noting his editor's insistence that "we can't end the book without a 'z' word").
''The wild elephants frequently run amok in the resettlement area in Tanah Jambo, some 98 kilometers from Lhokseumawe.
Between maintaining a healthy census and being able to satisfy creditors, employees, bed tax demands and a regulatory system run amok, it's little wonder why there is a shortage of new long-term care administrators.
In this way the `o' of amok came to sound less like the hollow knock of wood inside bamboo, than the low curtsey of a `u', ululated in the back of Dutch and English palates.
A FAMILY of pot-bellied pigs ran amok at an animal sanctuary - and caused pounds 10,000 worth of damage.
While critics say this is all just hype run amok, others hope It will live up to its promises.
Yoko Tawada's brand of fantasy, however, does not follow the conventions of modern fantasy, in which technology runs amok in a bleak, unknowable world.