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panic

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈpæn·ɪk/
a sudden, strong feeling of anxiety or fear that prevents reasonable thought and action and may spread to influence many people: [U] When fire broke out, 602 people died in the panic that ensued. Panic is also used to describe any behavior that is sudden, extreme, and results from fear: [C] A brief panic overtook the financial markets in October.
panic
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈpæn·ɪk/ (present participle panicking, past tense and past participle panicked)
[I] The driver who hit him panicked and fled.
panicky
adjective  us   /ˈpæn·ɪ·ki/
a panicky feeling
Translations of “panic”
in Arabic فَزَع, ذُعْر, هَلَع…
in Korean 공황…
in Malaysian panik…
in French panique…
in Turkish panik, büyük korku…
in Italian panico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恐慌,驚慌…
in Russian паника…
in Polish panika…
in Vietnamese hoảng loạn…
in Spanish pánico…
in Portuguese pânico…
in Thai ความตื่นตกใจ…
in German die Panik…
in Catalan pànic…
in Japanese パニック…
in Indonesian kepanikan, ketakutan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恐慌,惊慌…
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