stampede

Part of speech: verb

To cause a stampede.

Part of speech: noun

A sudden starting and rushing off, as of cattle, through panic.

Part of speech: noun

Any sudden tumultuous movement on the part of a crowd.

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Usage examples "stampede":

  1. Indeed, I believe if the whole Fowler's Bay tribes were all encamped together in one mob round their own fires, in their own country, and any one ran into the camp and shouted " Cockata," it would cause a stampede among them immediately. - "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles.
  2. He treats Waco's efforts with scorn an' rides him down like he, Easy Aaron, is a bunch of cattle on a stampede. - "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
  3. He showed first that it was going to be a fight and not a stampede. - "With Rimington", L. March Phillipps.