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Spanish estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin.
Wikipedia stampede (plural stampedes)
- A wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in consequence of a panic.
- She and her husband would join in the general stampede. -W. Black.
- A situation in which many people in a crowd are trying to go in the same direction at the same time.
- The annual Muslim Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is attended by millions of pilgrims, has increasingly suffered from stampedes.
any sudden flight or dispersion
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- Dutch: stormloop (nl) m
- Finnish: rynnistys (fi)
- French: bousculade (fr) f
- German: Stampede (de) f
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an intensive movement of a crowd
stampede (third-person singular simple present stampedes, present participle stampeding, simple past and past participle stampeded)
- (intransitive) To run away in a panic; said of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.
- (transitive) To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.
To run away in panic; of cattle, horses; of armies
To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd
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