|1.||[ verb ] cause to run in panic|
: "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
|2.||[ noun ] a headlong rush of people on a common impulse|
"when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
|3.||[ verb ] act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse|
: "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
|4.||[ verb ] run away in a stampede|
|Related terms:||flee run rush|
|5.||[ verb ] cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively|
"The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"
|6.||[ noun ] a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)|