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stampede

verb [I or T]     /stæmˈpiːd/
When animals or people stampede, they all move quickly in the same direction, often because they are frightened: A loud clap of thunder made the herd stampede.figurative No amount of pressure will stampede (= force) this committee into making hasty decisions.Animal (non-human) behaviourMoving quickly
(Definition of stampede verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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