mad with murderous frenzy.
Idioms about amuck
run / go amuck,
to rush about in a murderous frenzy: The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
to rush about wildly; lose self-control: When the nightclub caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exits.
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How to use amuck in a sentence
If you give steroids to a patient who is not yet exhibiting signs of an overactive immune system, you may actually make them sicker by allowing SARS-CoV-2 to run amuck.
I learned to swing an axe by cutting down saplings, and ran "amuck" among them just as my elders did among the larger trees.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
The elephant was not running amuck, though he might eventually work himself into that blind ungovernable rage.The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath
As a wild beast is tied to keep it from running amuck, so the Law bridles mad and furious man to keep him from running wild.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians | Martin Luther
His men were hoisting aboard the three dripping, sputtering passengers who had run amuck.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
Here they were back in civilization, and her man of the woods was straightway running amuck.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig | David Graham Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for amuck
a variant of amok
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