Definition of panic verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

panic

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpænɪk//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they panic
 
he / she / it panics
 
past simple panicked
 
-ing form panicking
 
 
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to suddenly feel frightened so that you cannot think clearly and you say or do something stupid, dangerous, etc.; to make someone do this I panicked when I saw smoke coming out of the engine. panic somebody/something The gunfire panicked the horses. Phrasal Verbspanic somebody into doing something
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