suatu sindrom spesifik untuk budaya tertentu yang pertama kali dilaporkan terjadi pada orang Melayu, hampir selalu pada pria, berupa suatu ledakan kemarahan mendadak yang membabi-buta agresif, ingin membunuh, yang diprovokasi oleh rasa tersinggung atau penghinaan, atau dapat juga timbul tanpa diprovokasi (amok spontan). Dibaca juga amuck.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
amok (noun)
a murderous frenzy that has traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in Malaysian culture
amok (adverb)
in a murderously frenzied state
a) in a violently raging manner
b) in an undisciplined, uncontrolled, or faulty manner - films … about computers run amok People
amok (adjective)
possessed with or motivated by a murderous or violently uncontrollable frenzy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
amok (adverb)
in a confused and reckless manner
amok ( amuck), berserk, berserkly, frantically, frenetically, frenziedly, harum-scarum, hectically, madly, pell-mell, wild, wildly
agitatedly, confusedly, crazily, desperately, feverishly, haywire, skittishly, uncontrollably; heedlessly, hotheadedly, recklessly, wantonly; chaotically, riotously, tumultuously, turbulently; aimlessly, haphazard, haphazardly, hit-or-miss, topsy-turvy
calmly, collectedly, composedly, coolly ( cooly), imperturbably, peacefully, placidly, self-composedly, self-possessedly, serenely, unconcernedly; meekly, mildly, passively, tamely; methodically, orderly, systematically
amok (Wikipedia)
"Amok" redirects here. For other uses, see Amok (disambiguation).
"Run amuck" redirects here. For the Transformers character, see Runamuck.

Running amok, sometimes referred to as simply amok or gone amok, also spelled amuk, from the Malay language, is "an episode of sudden mass assault against people or objects usually by a single individual following a period of brooding that has traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in Malay culture but is now increasingly viewed as psychopathological behavior". The syndrome of "Amok" is found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV TR). The phrase is often used in a less serious manner when describing something that is wildly out of control or causing a frenzy (e.g., a dog tearing up the living room furniture might be termed as "running amok".)