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Amok

(ā`mŏk), in the Bible, post-Exilic Jewish family.

Amok

 

a mental illness observed among the inhabitants of the Malay Archipelago.

The illness manifests itself in a paroxysmal disruption of consciousness, arising suddenly or after a short period of mental disturbance. The afflicted person starts running, senselessly destroying everything in his path. When the attack is over, recollection of what happened is extremely vague or completely absent.

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A man believed to be mentally unstable went amuck and hacked three members of his family and a councilman in Barangay Balicotoc, Ilog, Negros Occidental on Tuesday.
Septuagenarian runs amuck 2 cops hurt !-- -- Non Alquitran (The Philippine Star) - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines A septuagenarian man was arrested after he ran amuck, leaving two policemen and his neighbor injured in Mandaluyong City on Saturday.
Witnesses said Mendoza "just went amuck" Monday night and emerged from his residence on Andico Drive at Km 4 Pasonanca, brandishing and indiscriminately firing a hand gun.
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"Duck Amuck," in which players complete a series of short, funny games with the goal of driving Daffy Duck crazy, is one of the most original and clever tides for the Nintendo DS.
Ambler is an inmate of a Parrish Island psychiatric facility for intelligence agents who have run amuck. After having been kept semi-sedated for several years, he meets a nurse, Laura, who helps him to escape.