Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Amuck’.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.   1
“Satire’s my weapon, but I’m too discreet
To run amuck and tilt at all I meet.”
Pope: Satires, i. 69–70.



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