Stampede – meaning of the word and examples

An occasion when many large animals or many people suddenly all move quickly and in an uncontrolled way, usually in the same direction at the same time, especially because of fear. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A wild headlong rush or flight of frightened animals. (Merriam – Webster)

A mass movement of people at a common impulse. (Merriam – Webster)

A sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A sudden rapid movement or reaction of a mass of people in response to a particular circumstance or stimulus. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If there is a stampede, a group of people or animals run in a wild, uncontrolled way. (Collins Dictionary)


Stampede. Educalingo.

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