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panic

noun [C usually singular, U] uk   us   /ˈpæn.ɪk/
B2 a sudden strong feeling of fear that prevents reasonable thought and action: a state of panic Panic spread through the crowd as the bullets started to fly. Carmel was in a panic about her exam. He got in(to) a panic that he would forget his lines on stage.
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panic

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈpæn.ɪk/ (present participle panicking, past tense and past participle panicked)
B2 to suddenly feel so worried or frightened that you cannot think or behave calmly or reasonably: Don't panic! Everything will be okay. The sound of gunfire panicked the crowd. The boss always panics over/about the budget every month.
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Translations of “panic”
in Arabic فَزَع, ذُعْر, هَلَع…
in Korean 공황…
in Malaysian panik…
in French panique…
in Turkish panik, büyük korku…
in Italian panico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恐慌,驚慌…
in Russian паника…
in Polish panika…
in Vietnamese hoảng loạn…
in Spanish pánico…
in Portuguese pânico…
in Thai ความตื่นตกใจ…
in German die Panik…
in Catalan pànic…
in Japanese パニック…
in Indonesian kepanikan, ketakutan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恐慌,惊慌…
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