a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
"when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)
cause to run in panic
"Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively
"The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"
act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse
"Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
run away in a stampede
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.
She and her husband would join in the general stampede. -W. Black.
A situation in which many people in a crowd are trying to go in the same direction at the same time.
The annual Muslim Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is attended by millions of pilgrims, has increasingly suffered from stampedes.
To run away in a panic; said of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.
To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.
Origin: estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin.
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
to run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies
to disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals
Origin: [Sp. estampida (in America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar to stamp, of German origin. See Stamp, v. t.]
A stampede is an act of mass impulse among herd animals or a crowd of people in which the herd collectively begins running with no clear direction or purpose. Species associated with stampede behavior include cattle, elephants, blue wildebeests, walruses, wild horses, rhinoceros, and humans.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stam-pēd′, n. a sudden fright seizing a herd of horses or other cattle, causing them to run: flight, or any sudden confused movement of a multitude, caused by panic.—v.i. to scamper off in panic. [Sp. estampido, a crash—estampar, to stamp.]
The numerical value of stampede in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of stampede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There was chaos at the entrance. And suddenly there was this stampede.
The ASC decision applies the reins to Suncor, who tried to stampede our shareholders, this decision exposes Suncor's opportunism and levels the playing field.
My husband, who had fallen and hurt himself in the stampede, couldn't move quickly enough. He told me to take the children and run, but I said, 'If we are going to die, we will die together,'.
I was out for a couple of hours just kind of taking photos, recording. And just two hours standing in the sun makes you so dizzy and so incredibly faint, but regardless, people were still continuing to ... their ritual, where the stampede happened.
It's not surprising given the sudden change in valuations that we're going to have difficulty finding a consistent level in pricing, it's very easy to start a stampede in one direction or the other. All that I can predict is that volatility will stay elevated for at least a few more days.
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