run amok


run amok
to act in a wild or dangerous manner.

There were 50 little kids running amok at the snack bar.


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  • run amok — When things or people are running amok, they are wild and out of control.( Run amuck is also used.)  …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • run amok — GO BERSERK, get out of control, rampage, riot, run riot, go on the rampage, behave like a maniac, behave wildly/uncontrollably, become violent/destructive; informal raise hell. → amok * * * run amok phrase to behave in an uncontrolled and often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run amok — to behave in an uncontrolled and often violent way They let those kids run amok all over the house …   English dictionary

  • run amok — the robot is running amok in Sector B Syn: go berserk, get out of control, rampage, riot, run riot, go on the rampage, behave like a maniac, behave wildly, behave uncontrollably, become violent, become destructive; informal raise hell, go postal …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • run amok — [“ran a”mak] in. to go awry. (From a Malay word meaning to run wild in a violent frenzy.) □ Our plan ran mok. □ The whole company ran amok after the market crashed …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • run amok — Synonyms and related words: babble, be insane, carouse, create a disturbance, create a riot, cut loose, dote, drivel, drool, go berserk, have a demon, make a commotion, make an ado, make trouble, rage, raise a ruckus, raise a rumpus, raise a… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • run amok — behave uncontrollably and disruptively. → amok …   English new terms dictionary

  • run amok — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. go wild, go berserk, run wild, run riot, go on a rampage, go crazy, go insane, lose one s head, go haywire*, go nuts*, go off the deep end*; see also crack up 2 , rage 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • run amok — go wild out of craziness, go berserk, run around aimlessly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • run amok — verb To go on a rampage; to be in an uncontrollable rage …   Wiktionary