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verb stampede pronunciation in British English /stæmˈpiːd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystampede
he/she/itstampedes
present participlestampeding
past tensestampeded
past participlestampeded

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    [transitive] to force someone to do something without giving them the chance to think about it
    stampede someone into (doing) something:

    Don't let them stampede you into anything – make up your own mind.

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