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stampede

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(of a large group of people or animals) to run an uncontrolled way because they are frightened or excited 

As every year, the crowds witnessing the traditional ceremony waited until the rites were completed and then stampeded onto the field to collect the sacred rice seeds.

The police officer explained that if a balloon explodes in a train compartment, other passengers may think a bomb has gone off and a stampede could follow, and many people can be injured in such scenario."

The first animals into the river failed to cross and drowned, while others continued to stampede into the water behind them.

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