Definitions for panic

Definitions for (noun) panic

Main entry: affright, terror, panic

Definition: an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

Main entry: panic, scare

Definition: sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

Usage: panic in the stock market; a war scare; a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

Definitions for (verb) panic

Main entry: panic

Definition: cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic

Usage: The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners

Main entry: panic

Definition: be overcome by a sudden fear

Usage: The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away

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