Meaning of “panic” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /ˈpænɪk/

B2 a sudden, strong feeling of worry or fear that makes you unable to think or behave calmly:

He was in a panic about his exams.
She had a panic attack (= suddenly felt extreme panic) in the supermarket.

(Definition of “panic noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)