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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.
- 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.
- (figuratively) Any sudden unconcerted moving or acting together of a number of persons, as from some common impulse.
- a stampede toward US bonds in the credit markets
any sudden flight or dispersion
an intensive movement of a crowd
- (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 disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd
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