Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of panic.
  • adjective Experiencing or in a state of panic.

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  • adjective thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

Etymologies

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panic + -k- + -ed – the -k- is so that the ‘c’ is pronounced as a /k/ (hard ‘c’), rather than as an /s/ (soft ‘c’).

Examples

  • Whatever she saw in his expression panicked her and in less than a blink, she was average height with short red hair and dark brown eyes.

    Deep Kiss Of Winter

  • She kept seeing her mothers face looking down at her, her expression panicked.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • She kept seeing her mothers face looking down at her, her expression panicked.

    The Mortal Instruments: Book One: City of Bones

  • That's why Burke, while not panicked, is certainly concerned.

    Ducks concerned, not panicking, over 0-4 start

  • But instead, we sit in panicked silence, each of us probably formulating a plan as to how we will get out of this or really, if in fact this will be the end of us.

    Me Me Me

  • But instead, we sit in panicked silence, each of us probably formulating a plan as to how we will get out of this or really, if in fact this will be the end of us.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • We have had wardens who have "panicked" -- not necessarily "panicked" in the sense of panic, but, in the actual moment of the incident, they have rather lost their heads.

    The Civilian Front Line

  • He drove to the building after seeing plane and smoke from the crash, put his ladders up to the building -- and when he saw that the people at the window were 'panicked' -- climbed into the building, and helped get five people out.

    Jihad Monitor

  • He drove to the building after seeing plane and smoke from the crash, put his ladders up to the building -- and when he saw that the people at the window were 'panicked' -- climbed into the building, and helped get five people out.

    Jihad Monitor

  • He drove to the building after seeing plane and smoke from the crash, put his ladders up to the building -- and when he saw that the people at the window were 'panicked' -- climbed into the building, and helped get five people out.

    Mudville Gazette

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