Definition of panic-stricken in English:


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(also panic-struck)


  • Affected with panic; very frightened: the panic-stricken victims rushed out of their blazing homes
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    • When told by the victim's panic-stricken pal the man had been in the water for about two minutes, former London lifeguard Martin knew he had to act fast before paramedics arrived.
    • An emergency telephone operator has received a top award after she talked a panic-stricken woman through a terrifying fire ordeal.
    • It was the most costly of a series of hurried clearances from panic-stricken and nervous City players.

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