Definitions of stampede:
  • noun:   a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
    Example: "When he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
  • noun:   a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)
  • verb:   run away in a stampede
  • verb:   cause to run in panic
    Example: "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
  • verb:   act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse
    Example: "Companies will now stampede to release their latest software"
  • verb:   cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or hurriedly and impulsively
    Example: "The tavern owners stampeded us into overeating"

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