panic

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
panic

Plural
panics

  1. (uncountable) Panic is a very strong and overwhelming fear which dominates thinking.
    When he yelled "fire!" a panic went through the crowd and suddenly people were yelling and pushing to get out.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
panic

Third-person singular
panics

Past tense
panicked

Past participle
panicked

Present participle
panicking

  1. To feel strong, overwhelming fear.
    I'm panicking about the test tomorrow. It's half of our final grade and I haven't even started studying yet
    Don't panic. If everyone stays calm, no one will get hurt.