go amuck

amuck

[uh-muhk]
adjective
1.
mad with murderous frenzy.
noun
2.
Idioms
3.
run/go amuck,
a.
to rush about in a murderous frenzy: The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
b.
to rush about wildly; lose self-control: When the nightclub caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exits.

Origin:
1510–20; variant of amok

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amuck (əˈmʌk)
 
n, —adv
a variant of amok

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amuck
17c., var. of amok; treated as a muck by Dryden, Byron, etc., and defended by Fowler, who considered amok didacticism.
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