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
She’s also been buying more shelf-stable foods, such as crackers, nuts and canned tuna, but says she isn’t as panicked about shortages as she was in the spring.Shoppers are panic-buying toilet paper. This time, there should be enough to go around.|Laura Reiley, Abha Bhattarai|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Scientists say there is currently no reason to panic over the mutation—viruses mutate constantly, and that alone is not a cause for concern.The CDC released a COVID-19 test knowing it had a high failure rate|Rachael Zisk|November 9, 2020|Popular Science
A down market does not panic me, simply because I am not cashing out my entire retirement portfolio.Your 401(k) is still likely to have a bumpy ride after the election|Michelle Singletary|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
When you’re staring down a big wave, a Class V rapid, or an exposed climb, overwhelming anxiety or a panic attack can put lives at risk.Meet the Woman Teaching the Psychology of Survival|Emily Sohn|November 9, 2020|Outside Online
The export restrictions caused a whiplash in global rare earths prices, which skyrocketed as people panicked and stockpiled inventories, only for prices to plunge when the speculative bubble popped.
Panic—and the inevitable panicking about the panic—is counterproductive.
Everybody panicking when they get the flu will stretch the emergency system to a breaking point.
As scary as contagion can seem, nobody should be panicking, no matter which virus happens to be making the headlines.
With the city shut down, and residents panicking, the President is running out of time.
The Golden State should probably be panicking more than it is.California May Have Its Driest Season in 500 Years|Kate Galbraith|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet, in a free corner of my mind, I was shocked at how badly we were all panicking.The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
He had been chased from the swamp and, young though he was, he had planned and executed a masterly retreat instead of panicking.The Black Fawn|James Arthur Kjelgaard
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.