stampede


stampede
I UK [stæmˈpiːd] / US [ˌstæmˈpɪd] verb
Word forms "stampede":
present tense I/you/we/they stampede he/she/it stampedes present participle stampeding past tense stampeded past participle stampeded
1) [intransitive/transitive] if a group of animals or people stampede, they all start to run in a very fast uncontrolled way because they are frightened or excited
2) [transitive] to force someone to do something without giving them the chance to think about it
stampede someone into (doing) something:

Don't let them stampede you into anything – make up your own mind.


II UK [stæmˈpiːd] / US [ˌstæmˈpɪd] noun [countable]
Word forms "stampede":
singular stampede plural stampedes
1) a situation in which a group of people or animals all start to run in a very fast uncontrolled way because they are frightened or excited
2) a situation in which a lot of people all try to do something at the same time

The news led to a stampede by investors trying to sell their stocks.


English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
(as of horses from fright)


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  • Stampede — Stam*pede (st[a^]m*p[=e]d ), v. i. To run away in a panic; said of droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stampede — Stam*pede , v. t. To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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