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stampede

stam·pede

stampede

 
 
pronunciation:
staem pid
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sudden, hurried, panicked mass movement of a large group of animals, esp. horses or cattle.
A lightning strike is believed to have started the cattle stampede.
similar words:
bolt, flight
definition 2: any similar movement or rush of a crowd.
Many spectators were injured in the stampede as they attempted to flee the crumbling stadium.
similar words:
dash, rout, rush, scramble
definition 3: a sudden rapid mass movement or change.
The book attempts to explain this stampede toward conservatism.
similar words:
dash, rush, surge, tidal wave, wave
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stampeded, stampedes, stampeding
definition: to move or participate in or as if in a stampede.
The frightened horses stampeded.
similar words:
bolt, flee
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to move in or as if in a stampede.
The fire stampeded the horses.
similar words:
panic, rout, scatter
definition 2: to rush on, to, or into (a place).
Excited fans stampeded the gates.
similar words:
charge, engulf, overrun, rush, storm, swamp
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