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synonyms for panicking

  • lose it
  • overreact
  • scare
  • alarm
  • clutch
  • stampede
  • startle
  • terrify
  • unnerve
  • be terror-stricken
  • become hysterical
  • chicken out
  • come apart
  • freeze up
  • go to pieces
  • have a fit
  • lose nerve
  • push panic button
  • run scared
  • shake in boots
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antonyms for panicking

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  • calm
  • be calm
  • be content
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How to use panicking in a sentence

She’s also been buying more shelf-stable foods, such as crackers, nuts and canned tuna, but says she isn’t as panicked about shortages as she was in the spring.
SHOPPERS ARE PANIC-BUYING TOILET PAPER. THIS TIME, THERE SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO GO AROUND.LAURA REILEY, ABHA BHATTARAINOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Scientists say there is currently no reason to panic over the mutation—viruses mutate constantly, and that alone is not a cause for concern.
THE CDC RELEASED A COVID-19 TEST KNOWING IT HAD A HIGH FAILURE RATERACHAEL ZISKNOVEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
A down market does not panic me, simply because I am not cashing out my entire retirement portfolio.
YOUR 401(K) IS STILL LIKELY TO HAVE A BUMPY RIDE AFTER THE ELECTIONMICHELLE SINGLETARYNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When you’re staring down a big wave, a Class V rapid, or an exposed climb, overwhelming anxiety or a panic attack can put lives at risk.
MEET THE WOMAN TEACHING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVALEMILY SOHNNOVEMBER 9, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The export restrictions caused a whiplash in global rare earths prices, which skyrocketed as people panicked and stockpiled inventories, only for prices to plunge when the speculative bubble popped.
HOW CHINA BUILT UP ITS DOMINANCE IN RARE EARTHSMARY HUIOCTOBER 30, 2020QUARTZ
They’re smart at other things, but they panicked and didn’t think things through.
PHONY POLICE OFFICERS SCAM $1.5 MILLION FROM MARYLAND RESIDENTSDAN MORSEOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He didn’t want to tell us because he didn’t want us to panic.
5 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE FINAL 2020 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATEAARON BLAKEOCTOBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A sudden surge of orders, including panic-buying of staples like bulk foods and toilet paper, brought chaos to Amazon’s operational web.
THIS ACE ENGINEER POWERED AMAZON THROUGH THE COVID CRISISAARON PRESSMANOCTOBER 19, 2020FORTUNE
At the panic-buying peak, we were selling 28 rolls of toilet paper per second, and our wait list grew to over half a million people.
THE IRREVERENT TOILET PAPER STARTUP THAT CLEANED UP DURING THE PANDEMIC LOCKDOWNRACHEL KINGOCTOBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
At that time, a plant disease called stem rust was ravaging crops in Mexico and parts of the US, depleting harvests and causing panic among farmers.
ALPHABET’S NEW MOONSHOT IS TO TRANSFORM HOW WE GROW FOODVANESSA BATES RAMIREZOCTOBER 14, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
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