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English noun: stampede

1. stampede (act) a headlong rush of people on a common impulse

SamplesWhen he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits.

Broader (hypernym)group action

2. stampede (event) a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel

English verb: stampede

1. stampede (motion) cause to run in panic

SamplesThunderbolts can stampede animals.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


2. stampede (social) cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively

SamplesThe tavern owners stampeded us into overeating.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


3. stampede (social) act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse

SamplesCompanies will now stampede to release their latest software.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, move

4. stampede (motion) run away in a stampede

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)flee, fly, take flight

Entailbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, run, rush, rush along, speed, step on it

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