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stampede

2 verb
     
stampede2 [intransitive and transitive]
1 if a group of large animals or people stampede, they suddenly start running together in the same direction because they are frightened or excited:
a herd of stampeding buffalo
Children came stampeding out of the school doors.
2

be/get stampeded

to be made frightened or worried so that you do something too quickly, without thinking enough about it
be/get stampeded into
Don't get stampeded into any rash decisions.

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