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Definition of stampede noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [countable, usually singular]
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  1. 1a situation in which a group of people or large animals such as horses suddenly start running in the same direction, especially because they are frightened or excited A stampede broke out when the doors opened.
  2. 2a situation in which a lot of people are trying to do or achieve the same thing at the same time Falling interest rates have led to a stampede to buy property.
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