panic buying

noun

the buying up of large quantities of a commodity which, it is feared, is likely to be in short supply

Nearby words

  1. panic,
  2. panic attack,
  3. panic bar,
  4. panic bolt,
  5. panic button,
  6. panic disorder,
  7. panic grass,
  8. panic room,
  9. panic stations,
  10. panic-stricken

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