verb (used with object), pan·icked, pan·ick·ing.
verb (used without object), pan·icked, pan·ick·ing.
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Origin of panic1
synonym study for panic
OTHER WORDS FROM panicpan·ick·y, adjectiveun·pan·ick·y, adjective
Definition for panic (2 of 2)
Origin of panic2
Example sentences from the Web for panic
Retailers and manufacturers say they’re less panicked about widespread shortages now that they’ve spent months simplifying their supply chains, adding shelves and workers to fulfillment centers, and taking other measures to counter panic-buying.Shoppers are panic-buying toilet paper. This time, there should be enough to go around.|Laura Reiley, Abha Bhattarai|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
All those panicked runners painting their shoes were assuming that the Vaporflys had a big edge—which was probably true before rival carbon-plated shoes emerged, but may no longer be quite as big of a deal.
We can’t panic if we’re not making shots — if I’m not making shots.
That said, if you've already got a terabyte of high quality photos and videos stored in Photos, don't panic—the policy change affects new photos and videos created or stored after June 2021 only.Google Photos is the latest “Unlimited” plan to impose hard limits|Jim Salter|November 11, 2020|Ars Technica
Y2K programmed us to fear that such a stoppage would spark worldwide panic.Jonathan Lethem’s ‘The Arrest’ imagines a kinder, gentler apocalypse|Ron Charles|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”
The jacket and gloves were a precaution in the event the eaglet panicked, but there was little fuss as he tossed the net over her.
At hospitals across the nation, panicked Americans with flu symptoms began convincing themselves they were next.
Then he panicked and took her body somewhere and burnt it on fire!Deep Thoughts from War Machine's Sexist, Racist Prison Blog|Melissa Leon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The crowd began to lurch violently, as small motions rippled out into panicked attempts to break away.The War Inside: Terrorism & Teenhood in ‘No Dawn Without Darkness’|Hugh Ryan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They, so he said, shot the mayor and an old man of 80 years and another; so if that is true the people just panicked!Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
They panicked, bought flimsy useless contraptions to guard themselves from the fire.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
In some ways, all had changed and in some, nothing had; camels still panicked livestock.Hi Jolly!|James Arthur Kjelgaard
According to her statement, she said after hearing the shots, she panicked, and didn't take any more pictures.
She says that when she heard the shots, she panicked, and did not take any further pictures.
British Dictionary definitions for panic (1 of 2)
verb -ics, -icking or -icked
Derived forms of panicpanicky, adjective
Word Origin for panic
British Dictionary definitions for panic (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for panic
Other words from panicpan′ic v.
Idioms and Phrases with panic
see push the panic button.