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stampedenoun [C]

 us   /stæmˈpid/
a situation where a large group of frightened animals, esp. horses or cattle, all run in the same direction: fig. A stampede of fans tried to enter the stadium at once.
stampede
verb [I/T]  us   /stæmˈpid/
[T] A loud clap of thunder stampeded the herd.
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stampedenoun [C]

uk   /stæmˈpiːd/  us   /stæmˈpiːd/

stampedeverb [I or T]

uk   /stæmˈpiːd/  us   /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.
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