amok amok  /ə ˈmək/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) wildly; without self-control
  2. (adv) in a murderous frenzy
  3. (adj) frenzied as if possessed by a demon

Usage(s):

  1. When man-eating trees run amok in the script, the soundmen drag a real tree into the studio, grapple with it to give the proper effect.
  2. Now he is charged with cleaning up the sizable mess left by an epidemic of risk-taking run amok.
  3. Marx understood what would happen if you let the market run amok.

News

  1. Watch Atoms for Peace Perform at "Club Amok" in Los Angeles

    Last night in Los Angeles, Thom Yorke 's band Atoms for Peace performed a surprise show at "Club Amok" -- which turned out to be Fais Do-Do . It was a rehearsal of sorts for their upcoming full band world tour . (They've also been sharing a string of rehearsal footage recently.) Check out some performances from the show via At Ease . "Default": "Ingenue": "Reverse Running": "The Hollow Earth ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Pitchfork

  2. News : LOOK: Atoms For Peace Announces Club Amok Secret Show In Los Angeles

      Attention all Angelinos! If you still have Atoms For Peace 's Amok still playing while you're searching the internet right now, please hit pause and get prepared to listen to songs from the album live TONIGHT ! Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco will be playing a secret show tonight at a location only known as " Club Amok ."   Thanks for the heads up , Flea ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Filter Magazine

  3. Atoms for Peace Launching "Club Amok" Tonight

    Tonight in Los Angeles, Thom Yorke and his band Atoms for Peace will perform at "Club Amok"-- a show at a secret, undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Tickets for the show were available yesterday via the radio stations KROQ, KCRW and 98.7 and will not be on sale to purchase. Some tickets will be available today at record shops in L.A., with the purchase of their recent debut LP, Amok . Details ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Pitchfork

Quotes

  1. "It is an example of the procurement process gone amok, and we're going to have to fix it," Obama said.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsweek

  2. Capps, a nurse, said the hospital was "essentially driven out of business by this government program run amok."
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: Lois Capps Source: USA Today

  3. Garrett Reisman, another of Endeavour's seven crew, said of Dextre: "I wouldn't say we're worried it's going to run amok and take over the space station, or turn evil or anything, because we all know how it's operated and it doesn't have a lot of...
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Garrett Reisman Source: Scotsman

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