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a·mok

(ă-mok'),
1. A culture-bound mental disorder originally observed in Malaya in which the subject becomes dangerously maniacal ("running amok").
2. Colloquialism denoting maniacal, wild, or uncontrolled behavior threatening injury to others. Synonym(s): amuck
[Mayal, amoq, engaged in battle]

a·mok

, amuck (ă-mŭk)
1. A culture-bound mental disorder originally observed in Malaysia in which the subject becomes dangerously maniacal ("running amok").
2. Colloquialism denoting maniacal, wild, or uncontrolled behavior threatening injury to others.
[Mayal, amoq, engaged in battle]

amok

A form of homicidal mania featuring extreme agitation and the attempt to kill as many people as possible. The attack is said to be followed by loss of memory for the event (AMNESIA). Amok was originally described as occurring among Malayan men armed with parangs. The modern form, which is far from unknown in the West, is more likely to feature a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.
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In 1663 the word amok was set into dictionaries as the idea of `a frenzied Malay'.
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"You were running amok causing real alarm," said Judge Parry.
prompted thugs amok the Old and jurors When police closed in on the vehicle, a marksman, who thought Duggan likely to shoot, got in first.
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I despise the lunatics behind the human rights law, which is a licence for brainless vermin to run amok. For the benefit of the human rights brigade the vermin who are running amok in our country today will never change their ways under the present Laurel & Hardy style of law.
Within the gay community, perhaps some of the reasons we are having a failure communicating successful HIV prevention are due to political correctness run amok. For example, the inappropriateness of a lesbian running GMHC is glaring.
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