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Definition of "amok" []

  • Variant of amuck. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amok" in a sentence
  • "As he ran on, crying out in his frenzy, "_Amok -- amok -- amok_! kill -- kill -- kill!" we saw some of the police dashing towards him with long poles, at the end of which was a fork of wood with iron spikes inside it."
  • "With the economy in shambles, healthcare reform imploding and tax and spend Democrats running amok is the a newswothy story or just another cheesy photo-op for a pitiful president?"
  • "But Prince did say one big important thing: What Blackwater does when its contractors run amok is fire them."