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stampede

[ stam-peed ]
/ st忙m藞pid /
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noun
verb (used without object), stam路ped路ed, stam路ped路ing.
to scatter or flee in a stampede: People stampeded from the burning theater.
to make a general rush: On hearing of the sale, they stampeded to the store.
verb (used with object), stam路ped路ed, stam路ped路ing.
to cause to stampede.
to rush or overrun (a place): Customers stampeded the stores.
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Origin of stampede

An Americanism first recorded in 1815鈥25; from Spanish estampida, equivalent to estamp(ar) 鈥渢o stamp鈥 + -ida noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM stampede

stam路ped路er, nounun路stam路ped路ed, adjective
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How to use stampede in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stampede

stampede
/ (st忙m藞pi藧d) /

noun
an impulsive headlong rush of startled cattle or horses
headlong rush of a crowda stampede of shoppers
any sudden large-scale movement or other action, such as a rush of people to support a candidate
Western US and Canadian a rodeo event featuring fairground and social elements
verb
to run away or cause to run away in a stampede

Derived forms of stampede

stampeder, noun

Word Origin for stampede

C19: from American Spanish estampida, from Spanish: a din, from estampar to stamp, of Germanic origin; see stamp
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