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
As a woman in her early 60s with diabetes and a history of stress-induced asthma, the early months of the pandemic were peaks of panic and exhaustion for every 12-hour shift my mother put on the clock.
Don’t panic, though—there are still plenty of other things you can do.These public speaking techniques can help you look smart on video calls|Sandra Gutierrez G.|October 6, 2020|Popular Science
The Houstons, both in their early sixties, were not the kind of people to panic in the face of an emergency.
When the boy saw his former teacher, he panicked and ran away.
Oh, and she never ever panics after a stock market meltdown.Buffett’s big bet on Japan sends global stocks higher|Bernhard Warner|August 31, 2020|Fortune
It's a panicky move coming amid a deluge of corruption allegations a week before key elections.
“He was embarrassed and panicky and apologized and said ‘I wanted to see if I could get myself free,’” she told the court.Scotland Yard: Dead Spy in a Bag Probably an Accident|Nico Hines|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You heard the panicky tones of operatives flooded with calls from the field about technical snafus and mass confusion.
There is also no reason for a panicky Islamophobic response.
People get panicky, they're afraid to stay the course, so they start selling.
He turned quickly and made off into the woods, followed by a loud, daunting laugh which spurred his pace to a panicky gallop.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
She had an instant of hesitation, of an almost panicky desire to go back and repair her folly, ere it was too late.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete|Winston Churchill
What was coming in was uniformly excited, some panicky, and all in fairly standard Lingua Terra.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
She had a drooping Southern accent, and a manner which fluctuated between arch audacity and fits of panicky hauteur.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
But, if you can collect and arrange your gray brain matter, and suppress all panicky feeling, it is easily got along with.Woodcraft and Camping|George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
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.