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noun as in rush of animals

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He has firsthand experience with the groups marshaling these ugly stampedes.

More than 70 people are dead, shopping malls have been burned to the ground, cargo trucks torched, highways blocked, and there have been running street battles and stampedes in which fleeing looters were crushed to death.

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She caused a stampede of 1,500 male students when she appeared at the University of Colorado.

We still have stampedes, and still can’t get out of enclosed spaces properly.

Since 2009, there have been fatal stadium stampedes in Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, Bangkok, and Egypt.

They are unleashed into the narrow streets of old Pamplona and forced to stampede, pursued by crazy guys in red scarfs.

There was no instruction, no direction—there was an overwhelming stampede and hysteria.

To prevent a stampede, U.S. soldiers shot tear gas into the crowd as they withdrew.

Police say he continued to stab and slash as he returned to the hallway, causing other students to stampede away from him.

The idea is to stampede others into pledging their money, too.

Who can explain the sixth sense that warns a night-herder of a stampede a moment before the herd jumps off the bed-ground?

From four to five o'clock there is a general stampede towards the railway stations.

Not enough, perhaps, to start a stampede with—but enough to keep wise old hermits burrowing after it.

Their main object so far was undoubtedly to frighten the mules into a stampede and thus separate the wagons.

There was no checking the frantic stampede which from this moment thundered with constantly increasing speed across the plain.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stampede, such as: panic, charge, chase, crash, dash, and flight.

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