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English definition of “panic”

panic

verb [I or T]     /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.Afraid
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