Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to frenzy: feeding frenzy
1. A group attack on prey by predatory animals. All the children enjoy going to the aquarium to watch the feeding frenzy that occurs when the sharks are given food by the staff.
2. An intense competition by a group of people striving to get the same thing. The media feeding frenzy that occurred when the actress slipped and fell on the red carpet was an embarrassment for journalists everywhere.
1. Lit. [of sharks] a vicious, competitive feeding attack on prey animals. One of the sharks was fatally bitten during a feeding frenzy amongst his own kind.
2. Fig. a vicious attack on someone or something. It wasn't an office argument, it was a feeding frenzy led by the head accountant!
a feeding frenzy
a situation where people try to get as much information as possible about an event, or to make as much profit as they can from it, especially in an unpleasant way
Usage notes: If hungry animals have a feeding frenzy, they become very excited by the smell of food and fight each other to get a share of it.Her sudden tragic death sparked off a feeding frenzy in the media.