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synonyms for amuck

  • murderously
  • berserk
  • destructively
  • ferociously
  • frenziedly
  • in a frenzy
  • insanely
  • madly
  • maniacally
  • savagely
  • uncontrollably
  • violently
  • wildly
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How to use amuck in a sentence

If you give steroids to a patient who is not yet exhibiting signs of an overactive immune system, you may actually make them sicker by allowing SARS-CoV-2 to run amuck.
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I learned to swing an axe by cutting down saplings, and ran "amuck" among them just as my elders did among the larger trees.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
The elephant was not running amuck, though he might eventually work himself into that blind ungovernable rage.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
As a wild beast is tied to keep it from running amuck, so the Law bridles mad and furious man to keep him from running wild.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
His men were hoisting aboard the three dripping, sputtering passengers who had run amuck.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Here they were back in civilization, and her man of the woods was straightway running amuck.
THE FASHIONABLE ADVENTURES OF JOSHUA CRAIGDAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS
Syme attitude of mind as the Zulu who runs amuck at the sound of a drum.
THE BOY WITH WINGSBERTA RUCK
Drunkenness is rare, but they are passionate, and running amuck is frequent among them.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 5VARIOUS
Here had been her opportunity, and she had run amuck through all the range of sugary things!
THE CHRISTMAS KALENDS OF PROVENCETHOMAS A. JANVIER
If she had any fear at all it was for the man at her left—Denny—who might run amuck on her account and spoil everything.
THE PAGAN MADONNAHAROLD MACGRATH
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