panic


panic
panic
panic1 [pan′ik]
n.
[ME panyk < L panicum, kind of millet < panus, ear of millet, a swelling < IE base * pank-, to swell > Pol pąk, a bud]
any of several grasses (genus Panicum), as millet, used as fodder: also panic grass
panic2 [pan′ik]
adj.
[Fr panique < Gr panikos, of Pan, after Pan]
1. literally of Pan
2. of sudden fear, as supposedly inspired by Pan
3. having the nature of, or showing or resulting from, panic
n.
1. a sudden, unreasoning, hysterical fear, often spreading quickly
2. a widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
3. Slang a person or thing considered extremely humorous or entertaining
vt.
panicked, panicking
1. to affect with panic
2. Slang to convulse (a listener, audience, etc.) with laughter, delight, etc.
vi.
to give way to or show panic
SYN.- FEAR
——————
☆ push the panic button or press the panic button or hit the panic button
Slang to panic; specif., to react to a crisis with some frantic, often disastrous action
panically
adv.
panicky
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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