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run amok

1. To behave or run around in a wild, unruly, out-of-control manner; to be crazy or chaotic. We tried to have some organized games for the kids, but as soon as they all got here they started running amok. The villagers were cleaning up debris for days after the bulls ran amok through the streets.
2. To become bad or go awry; to get out of control; to go haywire. This whole operation has run amok. I don't know how we can be expected to finish under the deadline in these conditions.
3. dated To rush around in a violent, murderous frenzy. This is the phrase's original meaning, taken from Malay. "Amok" also has an older alternative spelling, "amuck." Members of the warrior clan were known to run amok on the battlefield in a bloodthirsty frenzy.
See also: amok, run

run wild

To behave or run around in a wild, unruly, out-of-control manner; to be or become crazy or chaotic. We tried to have some organized games for the kids, but they all started running wild as soon as they got here. The villagers were cleaning up debris for days after the bulls ran wild through the streets.
See also: run, wild
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Of course, the bank's racing expertise is playing a role in making Run Wild better than ever.
Learn more about the Healthy Running Revolution, Run Wild Retreats and Elinor's coaching services at www.
Run Wild is growing in popularity and this year's fundraiser is expected to surpass last year's goal of $50,000.
Ms Barrett said: ``The owners of these horses need to be told it is not acceptable to just let them run wild.
com)-- Running and wellness coach Elinor Fish, founder of Run Wild Retreats, recently opened registration for her popular women's trail running and yoga retreats.
That allowed Junior Taylor, who was held without a catch in the opener, to run wild in the secondary, and he killed the Owls with quick slants.
MICHAEL Jackson will no longer let children run wild through his home just because he feels sorry for them, his lawyer Tom Mesereau said.
The race, now called "The Standard Federal Bank Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo," takes place Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 9 a.
Phillips' inability to throw out runners allowed opposing clubs to run wild until DePodesta finally called up catching prospect Dioner Navarro on July 29 so manager Jim Tracy could move Phillips to first base.
Standard Federal Bank will partner with the Reeds Lake Run that takes place in East Grand Rapids and Run Wild at the Detroit Zoo in Oakland County.
Third year Design and Technology students have allowed their imagination and talents to run wild to create furniture, like this pink chaise longue.
Let the model-making wizards at Corgi run wild and turn them into amazingly detailed 1:24 scale replicas.
Indeed, the current budget situation proves that voters were right to distrust the claims that criminals would run wild if the sales tax wasn't increased.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to put on your running shoes for Run Wild VII, the Detroit Zoo's annual fundraiser, which supports the Detroit Zoo's animal health complex.