amok

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Synonyms for amok

run amok

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  • 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 ?
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.