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- adv. Alternative spelling of amok.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See amuck.
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The whole thing sounds like a government running amock with no checks and balances.
He lets "tea parties" run amock and uneducated and false rumors regarding health care reform run rampant throughout the internet.
UP politicians are masters of identity politics run amock -- enormously complex calculations of how to combine various caste and regional groups, religious communities, and occupational groups -- into winning combinations.
All of it: a seamless garment of gone-amock healthcare and education schemes, prevention of pregnancies and safe-legal-rare abortions in their annual millions, Mengelian experimentation with defenseless human beings, redefinition of the nature and purposes of human sexuality, sowing of division within the US Catholic Church and among Evangelicals, enforcement of usurious contracts, cultivation of new neo-colonial killing fields ... and the list goes on.
Prequels have run amock in Hollywood due to a lack of creativity and an overabundance of greed.
Talk about Hypocrasy run amock, this is despicable to say the least ....
So if you want to put a political spin on it then you have to trace everything back until you find which politicians passed the laws that let the financial sector run amock.
A society run amock, looking for someone to guide them.
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