Saturday, June 19, 2010
Definitions for amok
- In or into a jumbled or confused state.
- In or into an uncontrolled state or a state of extreme activity.
- In a frenzy to do violence or kill.
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Citations for amok
There's a legend that when the Lumiere brothers - pioneers of motion pictures - showed their film of an approaching train in 1896, the audience ran amok in terror.
With fiscal affairs amok, North Dakota higher education is experiencing its third major scandal since statehood.
Origin of amok
Amok enters English from the Malay amuk, "attacking furiously." The word was adopted into Portugese as amouco.