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panic-stricken

[pan-ik-strik-uh n]
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adjective
  1. overcome with, characterized by, or resulting from fear, panic, or the like: panic-stricken parents looking for their child; a panic-stricken phone call.
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Also pan·ic-struck [pan-ik-struhk] /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrʌk/.

Origin of panic-stricken

First recorded in 1795–1805
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  • I was panic-stricken at his words, and could not look at him without trembling.

  • Panic-stricken by Bassenge's report, he was all for the direct method.

  • The popular party were panic-stricken, and stirred neither hand nor foot.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • The panic-stricken face, that met his, paralyzed him for the moment; then he laughed.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock

  • She whispered this thought to Helen, and her friend was panic-stricken again.


British Dictionary definitions for panic-stricken

panic-stricken

panic-struck

adjective
  1. affected by panic
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