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a·mok / əˈmək; əˈmäk/ (also a·muck) • adv. (in phrase run amok) behave uncontrollably and disruptively: stone-throwing anarchists running amok | fig. her feelings seemed to be running amok. ORIGIN: mid 17th cent.: via Portuguese amouco, from Malay amok ‘rushing in a frenzy.’ Early use was as a noun denoting a Malay in a homicidal frenzy; the adverb use dates from the late 17th cent.

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amok

amok in the phrase run amok, behave uncontrollably and disruptively. The word comes (in the mid 17th century) from Portuguese amouco, from Malay amok ‘rushing in a frenzy’. Early use was as a noun denoting a Malay in a homicidal frenzy; the adverb use dates from the late 17th century.

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Amok

Amok (ā´mŏk), in the Bible, post-Exilic Jewish family.

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