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English definition of “panic”

panic

noun [C usually singular, U]     /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 .Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
(Definition of panic noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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