1 an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety [syn: terror]
2 sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building" [syn: scare]
1 be overcome by a sudden fear; "The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away"
2 cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic; "The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners" [also: panicking, panicked]panicked adj : thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted" [syn: panicky, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified, frightened]panicked See panic
- past of panic
all up with, beat, beaten, bested, confounded, defeated, discomfited, done for, done in, down, fallen, fixed, floored, hors de combat, in a panic, lambasted, lathered, licked, on the skids, outdone, overborne, overcome, overmastered, overmatched, overpowered, overridden, overthrown, overturned, overwhelmed, panic-prone, panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicky, put to rout, routed, ruined, scattered, settled, silenced, skinned, skinned alive, stampeded, trimmed, trounced, undone, upset, whelmed, whipped, worsted