Etymology
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amuck (adv.)

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

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Definitions of amuck
1
amuck (adv.)
wildly; without self-control;
when the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit
Synonyms: amok
amuck (adv.)
in a murderous frenzy;
rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones
Synonyms: amok / murderously
2
amuck (adj.)
wildly frenzied and out of control;
the soldier was completely amuck
Synonyms: amok / berserk
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