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stampede

noun [C]     /stæmˈpiːd/
an occasion when many large animals or many people suddenly all move quickly and in an uncontrolled way, usually in the same direction at the same time, especially because of fear: Two shoppers were injured in the stampede as shop doors opened on the first day of the sale.Animal (non-human) behaviour
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