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Definition of the adjective amuck

What does amuck mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. wildly frenzied and out of control
    • example: the soldier was completely amuck
    • alternative spelling: amok
    • synonym of amuck: berserk
    • similar: agitated

Definition of the adverb amuck

What does amuck mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. wildly; without self-control
    • example: when the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit
    • alternative spelling: amok
  2. in a murderous frenzy
    • example: rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones
    • alternative spelling: amok
    • synonym of amuck: murderously

Alternative definition of the adverb amuck


  1. In a frantic or frenzied and violent manner; in a confused, jumbled or uncontrolled state.


"Amuck" is a 1972 mystery thriller film written and directed by Silvio Amadio.


  1. "Amuck" is a musical album of Philipp D. Maier.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Amuck" is a composition.


AMUCK is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as waypoint AMUCK, AMUCK waypoint, fix AMUCK, AMUCK fix

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amuck

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Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

amuck. see AMOK.

Google previewA Dictionary of Rhyming Slang (2013)

by Julian Franklyn

amuck«¦notits. rhyme. 1 John Camden Hottendidsobut quite by accident. See Glossary at MUFFIN BAKER.

Google previewDictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases (1891)

by James Main Dixon

To run amuck or amok — to rush ahead violently ; to go at a headlong pace. P. A Malay phrase. Generally associated with violent and angry collisions. Ready to run amuck with any one who crossed him.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

madly, in a frenzy, wildly, destructively, insanely, uncontrollably, murderously, maniacally, ferociously, savagely, amuck, frenziedly. amorous adj. amatory, concupiscent, lascivious, sexy, leering, ogling, erotic, passionate, ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

AMUCK, RUNNING (or more properly AMOK ), the ...

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Quotes about Amuck

Bio-Science run amuck
Cloning rats and sheep
Darwin forgot to duck
As evil took sinful leap (Ray Lucero)
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Scrabble value of A1M3U1C3K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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