Stampede
Stampede Stam*pede" (st[a^]m*p[=e]d"), n. [Sp. estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin. See {Stamp}, v. t.] 1. A wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in consequence of a panic. [1913 Webster]

2. Any sudden unconcerted moving or acting together of a number of persons, as from some common impulse; as, a stampede to the gold regions; a stampede in a convention; a stampede toward U. S. bonds in the credit markets. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

She and her husband would join in the general stampede. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(as of horses from fright)


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