Amok vs. Amuck

By Jaxson

  • Amok (adverb)

    Out of control, especially when armed and dangerous.

  • Amok (adverb)

    In a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree; berserk.

  • Amok (noun)

    One who runs amok; in Malay and Moro/Philippine culture, one who attempts to kill many others, especially expecting that they will be killed themselves.

  • Amuck (adverb)

    In a frantic or frenzied and violent manner; in a confused, jumbled or uncontrolled state.

  • Amok (adverb)

    behave uncontrollably and disruptively

    “stone-throwing anarchists were running amok”

Oxford Dictionary

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