amok

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

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amok (comparative more amok, superlative most amok)

  1. Out of control, especially when armed and dangerous
  2. In a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree; berserk

Usage notes[edit]

Almost exclusively used in the phrase run amok.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

amok (plural amoks)

  1. 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.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Noun[edit]

amok m

  1. Condition of amok behaving.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Noun[edit]

amok

  1. amok

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Adverb[edit]

amok

  1. amok

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Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “amok” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Dutch, from Malay amuk (to go on a killing spree).

Noun[edit]

amok m (Cyrillic spelling амок)

  1. Condition of amok behaving.