The children were running amok when their teacher stepped away from the classroom.
Police officers from the neighboring city were called in to restore order after rioters ran amok in the streets.
Whe the robot started going amok and could not be controlled, the engineers realized they had made a terrible mistake in the programming.
She does not let the kids have sugar after dinner because they would run amok at bedtime.
As the English phrase "running amok" implies, the syndrome is characterized by sudden outbursts of indiscriminate aggression or murderous rage that are completely unprovoked or that are triggered by trivial slights.