- Present participle of stampede.
Variant of stampede
- a sudden, headlong running away of a group of frightened animals, esp. horses or cattle
- a confused, headlong rush or flight of a large group of people
- any sudden, impulsive, spontaneous mass movement: a stampede to support a candidate
Origin of stampedeAmerican Spanish estampida ; from Spanish a crash, uproar ; from estampar, to stamp ; from Germanic an unverified form stampjan, stamp
- to cause to stampede
- to make a headlong charge at or upon as a group: panicked patrons stampeded the exits