stampede out of (some place)

stampede out of (some place)

1. To run or rush out of some place all at once and in, or as if in, a wild panic. Nearly 30,000 people began stampeding out of the stadium at once as the fire began to spread. All the students stampeded out of the building as the final bell of the school year began to ring.
2. To leave some place in very large numbers. During the economic recession, young people began stampeding out of the country in search of better opportunities elsewhere. The prospectors and mining companies stampeded out of the hills once it became clear that they had been totally stripped of their mineral deposits.
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stampede out of

some place [for a crowd of people or other creatures] to move rapidly out of a place, as if in panic. The patrons stampeded out of the smoky theater. The cattle stampeded out of the corral.
See also: of, out, stampede