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staem pid
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sudden and hurried mass movement of a large group of frightened animals.
Even the sound of lighting a match could startle the cattle and cause a stampede.
similar words:
bolt, flight
definition 2: any similar movement or rush of a crowd.
There was a stampede at the store for goods on sale.
similar words:
dash, rout, rush, scramble
part of speech: verb
inflections: stampedes, stampeding, stampeded
definition 1: to move in or as if in a stampede.
The frightened horses stampeded when the dog ran toward them.
similar words:
bolt, flee
definition 2: to cause to move in or as if in a stampede.
We stampeded the cows back to the barn before the storm.
similar words:
panic, rout, scatter
definition 3: to rush on, to, or into.
Spectators stampeded the gates.
similar words:
charge, engulf, overrun, rush, storm, swamp