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Definition of stampede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stampede
    he / she / it stampedes
    past simple stampeded
    -ing form stampeding
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] stampede (something) (of large animals or people) to run in a stampede; to make animals do this a herd of stampeding elephants A huge bunch of kids came stampeding down the corridor.
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive] stampede somebody (into something/into doing something) to make someone rush into doing something without giving them time to think about it I refuse to be stampeded into making any hasty decisions.
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