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Meaning of amuck

a•muck

Pronunciation: (u-muk'), [key]
— adv.
  1. The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
    1. to rush about in a murderous frenzy:The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
    2. to rush about wildly; lose self-control:When the nightclub caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exits.
—adj.
  1. mad with murderous frenzy.
—n.
  1. amok.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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