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stampede

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstampedestam‧pede1 /stΓ¦mˈpiːd/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 RUNwhen a group of people all want to do the same thing at the same time πŸ”Š a stampede to buy shares in high-tech companies2 RUNwhen a group of large animals or people suddenly start running in the same direction because they are frightened or excited πŸ”Š a cattle stampede
Examples from the Corpus
stampedeβ€’ To avoid a stampede, no advance notice was given of his appearances.β€’ Co. has roped First Interstate Bancorp but competitors hope for a stampede of disenchanted customers from the merged bank.β€’ Competitors are hoping for a stampede of unhappy customers from the troubled bank.β€’ Dozens of doors are slammed, and there is a stampede for the lifts.β€’ Commuters die in stampede A stampede in a stairway at a railway station in Johannesburg killed seven people and injured eight others.β€’ Is the discount sports shoe place up ahead or already left behind in the smoking stampede of rushing cars?β€’ All the chemists' shops stocked up, ready for the stampede.β€’ The photographers looked ready to stampede.
stampedestampede2 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 RUN[intransitive, transitive] if a group of large animals or people stampede, they suddenly start running together in the same direction because they are frightened or excited πŸ”Š a herd of stampeding buffalo πŸ”Š Children came stampeding out of the school doors.2 β†’ be/get stampededβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stampedeβ€’ The crowd looked on the verge of stampeding.β€’ There was a peacock there, stampeded by the queue.β€’ He was furious with Khrushchev for breaking the moratorium, but he refused to be stampeded into a new series of tests.β€’ Boys of thirteen and fourteen were stampeding out of school, roaring, jeering and swearing.β€’ Thousands of spectators stampeded to get out of the stadium and many people were crushed.β€’ The cattle began stampeding toward the town.
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Verb table
stampede
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystampede
he, she, itstampedes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystampeded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stampeded
he, she, ithas stampeded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stampeded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stampede
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stampeded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stampeding
he, she, itis stampeding
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you, we, theyare stampeding
Past
I, he, she, itwas stampeding
you, we, theywere stampeding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stampeding
he, she, ithas been stampeding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stampeding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stampeding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stampeding
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