amuck amuck  /ə ˈmək/


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


  1. Instead, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a leading sentencing reform organization, pushed Clinton to help correct what it called sentences run amuck.
  2. Regulation run amuck unleashes a congressional revolt The usually somnolent annual congressional review of the Federal Trade Commission this year has resembled a West.
  3. Coarse as it is, 4chan has no rival as a hothouse for memes; they're bred and refined, and then they can escape and run amuck through the culture at large.


  1. Hard to pick winner in Izod IndyCar Series in 2013: IndyCar series has produced six winners from six different ...

    Parity has run amuck in the Izod IndyCar Series.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: AutoWeek

  2. Dave Barry's Mix of Over the Top Humor, Seriousness Reflects 'Insanity' of Miami

    Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JEFFREY BROWN:  And finally tonight, switching the tone just a bit for a conversation with humorist Dave Barry. Barry is well-known for his long-running newspaper column about all things wacky and wonderful in Miami. And Miami is the setting for his new novel, which includes a bachelor party run amuck, a wedding that's interrupted by the arrival of a boat of ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

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    Summary: Twenty years after a pandemic radically transformed known civilization, infected humans run amuck and survivors kill one another for sustenance and weapons - literally whatever they can get their hands on.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: metacritic


  1. President Obama describes it as "an example of the procurement process gone amuck" and said "we're going to have to fix it".
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Register

  2. "Abu Ghraib was about a military unit run amuck. With proper oversight the abuses would have been easy to correct, and been corrected, without a lot of fanfare or publicity," Shays said.
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Chris Shays Source: Danbury News Times

  3. "For the last eight years, John McCain and his Bush-Republican allies in Congress have promoted the deregulation policies that let corporations run amuck at the expense of working Latino families and all Americans," said Federico Peña, the...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Federico Pena Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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