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Verb: stampede  stam'peed
  1. Cause to run in panic
    "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
     
  2. Cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively
    "The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"
     
  3. Act, usually en massé, hurriedly or on an impulse
    "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
     
  4. Run away in a stampede
Noun: stampede  stam'peed
  1. A headlong rush of people on a common impulse
    "when he shouted 'fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
     
  2. A wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

Derived forms: stampedes, stampeding, stampeded

Type of: act, change of location, cut and run, flee, fly, group action, move, take flight, travel

Encyclopedia: Stampede