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stampede in (something)

1. To rush in(to some place) all at once and in, or as if in, a wild panic. A great mass of people stampeded in the department store at the crack of dawn to avail of their Black Friday sales. I opened the gates to the barn and all the cows stampeded in.
2. To stampede due to some particular catalyst or reason. The herd began stampeding in fear after the loud explosion went off. The crowd of protesters stampeded in panic after the police began firing tear gas at them.
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stampede in(to some place)

[for a crowd of people or other creatures] to move rapidly into a place, as if in panic. The shoppers stampeded into the store the minute the doors opened. The doors opened and the shoppers stampeded in.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It said that 450 other people had been injured in the crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, a large valley about five kilometers (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in years past.
The pilgrimage, the world's largest annual gathering of people, has been the scene of deadly stampedes in the past, as well as other disasters including tent fires and riots.
Thursday's crush happened in Mina, a large valley about five kilometres (three miles) from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in past years.
Danny Jordaan, who heads the 2010 South Africa World Cup organizing committee, pledges that the problems which led to stadium stampedes in his country, the Ivory Coast and elsewhere would not be an issue during his tournament.
We hope Jordan's confidence and the steps he is taking are good enough because hundreds of people have been killed in stadium riots and stampedes in Africa over the last decade.
The biggest difference between the stampedes in Africa and the West appears to be the indiscriminate use by untrained security guards of tear gas.
If tear gas was to blame in Abidjan, it would be the fourth time since 2001 that police firing tear gas have set off deadly stadium stampedes in Africa.