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American English: /ˈpænɪk/
British English: /ˈpanɪk/

Translation of panic in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (fear, anxiety) there was widespread panic on world financial markets
    cundió el pánico en los mercados financieros del mundo
    people fled in panic
    la gente huyó, despavorida or presa del pánico
    keep calm, don't get into a panic when the lights went out, the whole crowd was thrown into a panic
    cuando se apagaron las luces, cundió el pánico entre la gente
    the announcement spread panic among the shoppers
    el anuncio sembró el pánico entre la gente que se encontraba en la tienda
    (before noun) the strike led to panic food-buying
    la gente se asustó con la huelga y se lanzó a comprar alimentos
    panic measure
    medida (feminine) de emergencia (en situaciones de pánico)
    that was a typical panic reaction
    esa fue una reacción típica de un momento de pánico
    it was panic stations [colloquial]
    reinaba el pánico
    Example sentences
    • So now here I am, full of fear and panic and anxiety once again.
    • Anxiety symptoms were also high, with 64% reporting symptoms of fear, panic or anxiety.
    • But it is far more likely that you would be affected by fear and panic than a terrorist weapon.
  • 2 countable (funny person, thing) (US) [colloquial]he/the show is a panic
    él/el espectáculo es divertidísimo or comiquísimo
    él/el espectáculo es un plato (Latin America) [colloquial]

intransitive verb present participle panicking past tense, past participle panicked

  • dejarse llevar por el pánico
    he panicked and jumped out of the window
    presa del pánico, se tiró por la ventana
    he panicked and pressed the alarm bell
    le entró el pánico y apretó la alarma
    don't panic!
    calm down, there's no need to panic
    Example sentences
    • It was crowded and I started panicking and feeling faint.
    • The crowd panicked and some jumped into a well to be crushed by those jumping after them.
    • Oh, to be sure, there are always folks who panic, or loot.

transitive verb present participle panicking past tense, past participle panicked

  • infundirle pánico a
    to panic somebody into somethingwe were panicked into a hasty decision
    lo que nos dijeron ( or lo que leímos etc. ) nos infundió pánico y tomamos una decisión precipitada
    Example sentences
    • The only goal came in the 25th minute when Crouch's knock-down panicked Scharner into reckless contact with Owen a yard inside the area.
    • They will also realise, no matter how long it takes, that they will not panic London into submission, nor will their ultimate aims succeed.
    • There were a number of options on the table, some of which were attractive, but the manager says he will not be panicked into making a decision until the future becomes clear.
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