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adjective uk   /ˈfræn.tɪk/  us   /-t̬ɪk/

frantic adjective (VERY WORRIED/FRIGHTENED)

C2 almost out of control because of extreme emotion, such as worry: Where on earth have you been? We've been frantic with worry.

frantic adjective (HURRIED)

C2 done or arranged in a hurry and a state of excitement or confusion: Share prices have soared to a new all-time high in a day of frantic trading on the stock market. Rescuers were engaged in a frantic all-night effort to reach the survivors before their supply of air ran out.
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