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- (idiomatic) To go unchecked or without control; to be wild or excessive.
- The weeds had long run rampant in the garden and it would be difficult to regain control.
- 2012 March 1, William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter, “The British Longitude Act Reconsidered”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 87:
- Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.