|1.||[ noun ] an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety|
|Related terms:||fear terrorize terrify|
|2.||[ noun ] (psychology,psychiatry) 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"
|Related terms:||anxiety red_scare daunt|
|3.||[ verb ] be overcome by a sudden fear|
"The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away"
|Related terms:||fear freak_out|
|4.||[ verb ] cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic|
"The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners"