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 for Stampede
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stampede \Stam*pede"\ (st[a^]m*p[=e]d"), v. i.
     To run away in a panic; -- said of droves of cattle, horses,
     etc., also of armies.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stampede \Stam*pede"\, v. t.
     To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stampede \Stam*pede"\ (st[a^]m*p[=e]d"), n. [Sp. estampida (in
     America) a stampede, estampido a crackling, akin to estampar
     to stamp, of German origin. See Stamp, v. t.]
     1. A wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of
        animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden
        flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in
        consequence of a panic.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Any sudden unconcerted moving or acting together of a
        number of persons, as from some common impulse; as, a
        stampede to the gold regions; a stampede in a convention;
        a stampede toward U. S. bonds in the credit markets.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
              She and her husband would join in the general
              stampede.                             --W. Black.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a headlong rush of people on a common impulse; "when he
           shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
      2: a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)
      v 1: cause to run in panic; "Thunderbolts can stampede animals"
      2: cause a group or mass of people to act on an impulse or
         hurriedly and impulsively; "The tavern owners stampeded us
         into overeating"
      3: act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse; "Companies
         will now stampede to release their latest software"
      4: run away in a stampede

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "stampede":
     abject fear, accelerate, affright, alarm, awe, blue funk, boggle,
     bolt, bundle, bustle, charge, chase, confound, consternation,
     cowardice, crash, crowd, dash, discomfit, dismay, dispatch, dread,
     drive on, expedite, fear, fight shy, flee, flight, fling, forward,
     fright, frighten, funk, haste, hasten, hasten on, hie on,
     horrification, horror, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, hurry up,
     hustle, hustle up, jib, jump, jump a mile, panic, panic fear,
     phobia, precipitate, press, push, push on, push through,
     put in fear, put to flight, put to rout, quicken, race,
     railroad through, rout, run, rush, rush along, scare, scatter,
     scattering, send scuttling, shoot, shy, skedaddle, speed,
     speed along, speed up, spur, start, start aside, startle,
     take flight, tear, terror, unholy dread, urge, whip, whip along

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