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noun [countable]     stampede pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a situation in which a group of people or animals all start to run in a very fast uncontrolled way because they are frightened or excited
  2. 2
    a situation in which a lot of people all try to do something at the same time

    The news led to a stampede by investors trying to sell their stocks.

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