Thesaurus

running amok

phrase
variants: or running amuck
present participle of run amok

Synonyms & Antonyms of running amok

to express one's anger usually violently
  • The mayor acknowledged the group's right to march, but warned that they would not be allowed to run amok.

Synonyms for running amok

Words Related to running amok

Phrases Synonymous with running amok

Near Antonyms for running amok

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about running amok

Cite this Entry

“Running amok.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/running%20amok. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

Comments on running amok

What made you want to look up running amok? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!