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"

Related terms: group_action
3. [ verb ] act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse

: "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"

Related terms: act
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)
Related terms: change_of_location
Similar spelling:   stamped