Meaning of stampede
Pronunciation: (stam-pēd'), [key]
— n., v., -ped•ed, -ped•ing.
- a sudden, frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of frightened animals, esp. cattle or horses.
- any headlong general flight or rush.
- a celebration, usually held annually, combining a rodeo, contests, exhibitions, dancing, etc.
- to scatter or flee in a stampede: People stampeded from the burning theater.
- to make a general rush: On hearing of the sale, they stampeded to the store.
- to cause to stampede.
- to rush or overrun (a place): Customers stampeded the stores.
- stampede (Thesaurus)