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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Malay

amok

adverb
     
a‧mok also amuck

run amok

a) to suddenly behave in a very violent and uncontrolled way:
Drunken troops ran amok in the town.
b) to get out of control and cause a lot of problems:
an age in which global capitalism has run amok

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