amok Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "amok" - English Dictionary

See all translations

amokadverb

(also amuck) uk   /əˈmɒk/  us   /-ˈmʌk/
run amok to be out of control and act in a wild or dangerous manner: The soldiers ran amok after one of their senior officers was killed. The two dogs ran amok in a school playground.
Translations of “amok”
in French devenir fou furieux…
in German Amok laufen…
(Definition of amok from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of amok?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More