from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a frenzy to do violence or kill: rioters running amuck in the streets.
- adv. In or into a jumbled or confused state: The plans went amuck.
- adv. In or into an uncontrolled state or a state of extreme activity: "This jam-packed area of Honolulu has come to stand for tourist development run amok” ( Ila Stanger).
- adj. Crazed with murderous frenzy: amuck troops.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a frantic or frenzied and violent manner; in a confused, jumbled or uncontrolled state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- In a frenzied and reckless manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Literally, in a state of murderous frenzy; indiscriminately slaughtering or killing: a term used in the Eastern Archipelago.
- Hence — To proceed in a blind, headstrong manner, careless of consequences, which are most likely to be disastrous.
- [Sometimes written in two words, and treated as a noun with the indefinite article.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. frenzied as if possessed by a demon
- adv. in a murderous frenzy
- adv. wildly; without self-control
Malay amok.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)