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Definition of stampede verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stampede

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//stæmˈpiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmˈpiːd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stampede
    BrE BrE//stæmˈpiːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmˈpiːd//
     
    he / she / it stampedes
    BrE BrE//stæmˈpiːdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmˈpiːdz//
     
    past simple stampeded
    BrE BrE//stæmˈpiːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmˈpiːdɪd//
     
    past participle stampeded
    BrE BrE//stæmˈpiːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmˈpiːdɪd//
     
    -ing form stampeding
    BrE BrE//stæmˈpiːdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmˈpiːdɪŋ//
     
     
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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. The cattle started to stampede, as if they could sense the danger.
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive] stampede somebody (into something/into doing something) to make somebody rush into doing something without giving them time to think about it I refuse to be stampeded into making any hasty decisions.
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: Mexican Spanish use of Spanish estampida ‘crash, uproar’, of Germanic origin; related to the verb stamp.
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