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She saw that he resented her shrinking; it seemed to excite him to run amuck the more.

On the third day,” continued he, “we are to ‘run amuck,’ if you know what that is.

We cannot run amuck as giants over this world and hope to conquer it.

But failing these he was to run amuck and do whatever damage he could.

Men have run amuck with their thoughts, and they do things that are positively criminal.

The hoofbeats began to run amuck as though the horse had lost its rider.

I'll grab Jerry's axe or pitchfork and run amuck, blest if I don't.

Europe and Asia had run amuck, hysterical with fear and blood.

The best answer I can make is: "Do nothing to make him run amuck."

Such a beast is ready to run amuck, frothing at the mouth, and Sim Squires was not unlike that dog.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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