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Definition 1: a headlong rush of people on a common impulse - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stampede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(stampede is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

Definition 2: a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle) - [noun denoting event]

(stampede is a kind of ...) a movement through space that changes the location of something

Definition 3: run away in a stampede - [verb of motion]

(stampede is a kind of ...) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(stampede implies ...) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

"Don't run--you'll be out of breath" "The children ran to the store"

(stampede implies ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

Definition 4: cause to run in panic - [verb of motion]

Samples where stampede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Thunderbolts can stampede animals

(stampede causes ...) run away in a stampede

Samples where stampede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Companies will now stampede to release their latest software

(stampede is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Samples where stampede or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating

(stampede causes ...) act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse

"Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"

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