Feeding-frenzy meaning

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A period of intense or excited feeding, as by sharks.
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Excited activity by a group, especially around a focal point.
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An energetic attack on, or pursuit of, someone or something by a group.
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A wild, turbulent situation in which multiple sharks or other predatory fish attack a food species simultaneously in competition with each other.

When the terrified, bleeding cow was washed overboard into the river, the hungry piranhas entered a feeding frenzy, churning the water red with blood.

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(by extension) A voracious competition among would-be purchasers, etc. for limited resources.

The manager hesitated to open the doors to the thronging holiday crowds, knowing that a feeding frenzy would soon ensue near the display of coveted toys.

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