- 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[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.
NAmE//stæmˈpid//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stampede
he / she / it stampedes
past simple stampeded
-ing form stampeding