panicnoun [C usually singular, U]uk us /ˈpæn.ɪk/
- Hyperventilation can be caused by fear or panic.
- I was in a mad panic trying to get everything ready.
- A wave of panic swept through the crowd and people started running.
- The explosion sent the crowd into a panic.
- To say that her resignation was a shock would be an understatement - it caused panic.
panicverb [I or T]uk us /ˈpæn.ɪk/ (present participle panicking, past tense and past participle panicked)