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Meaning & Definition of Stampede in English

English

Stampede

/stæmpid/

noun

1. A headlong rush of people on a common impulse

  • "When he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
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  • stampede

2. A wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

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  • stampede

verb

1. Cause to run in panic

  • "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
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  • stampede

2. Cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively

  • "The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"
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  • stampede

3. Act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse

  • "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
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  • stampede

4. Run away in a stampede

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  • stampede