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Meaning of “frantic” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of frantic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frantic" in American English

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franticadjective

 us   /ˈfræn·tɪk/
  • frantic adjective (HURRIED)

done in a very ​greathurry and often in a ​state of ​excitement or ​confusion: Rescuers made frantic ​efforts to ​dig out ​peopleburied by the ​mudslide.
  • frantic adjective (EMOTIONAL)

extremelyupset, esp. because of ​anxiety or ​fear: When his ​wifearrived at the ​hospital she was frantic with ​worry.
(Definition of frantic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"frantic" in Business English

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franticadjective

uk   us   /ˈfræntɪk/
urgent and involving a lot of ​activity: There have been frantic attempts by ​centralbanks to ​restoreorder on the ​exchanges. More than 240 million ​shareschangedhands in frantic ​trading. frantic ​talks/​negotiations
(Definition of frantic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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