frantic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"frantic" in British English

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franticadjective

uk   /ˈfræn.tɪk/  us   /-t̬ɪk/

frantic adjective (VERY WORRIED/FRIGHTENED)

C2 almost out of ​control because of ​extremeemotion, such as ​worry: Where on ​earth have you been? We've been frantic withworry.

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 ​stockmarket. Rescuers were ​engaged in a frantic ​all-nighteffort to ​reach the ​survivors before ​theirsupply of ​airran out.
(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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