To run amuck
Amuck A*muck" ([.a]*m[u^]k"), a. & adv. [Malay amoq furious.] In a frenzied and reckless manner. [1913 Webster]

{To run amuck}, to rush out in a state of frenzy, as the Malays sometimes do under the influence of ``bhang,'' and attack every one that comes in the way; to assail recklessly and indiscriminately. [1913 Webster]

Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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