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Amuckʹ

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To run amuck. To talk or write on a subject of which you are wholly ignorant; to run foul of. The Malays, under the influence of opium, become so excited that they sometimes rush forth with daggers, yelling “Amoq! amoq!” (Kill ! kill !), and fall foul of any one they chance to meet.

“Satire’s my weapon, but Iʹm too discreet

To run amuck and tilt at all I meet.”


Pope: Satires, i. 69–70.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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