panic

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panic(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (extreme fear)
a. el pánico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I went into panic when I couldn't find my son.Me entró el pánico cuando vi que no encontraba a mi hijo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to feel fear)
a. aterrorizarse
I panicked when I heard the explosion.Me aterroricé cuando escuché la explosión.
b. sentir pánico
She panicked when she saw the baby choking.Sintió pánico cuando vio que el bebé se estaba ahogando.
c. dejarse llevar por el pánico
I panicked and pulled the trigger.Me dejé llevar por el pánico y apreté el gatillo.
3. (to become agitated)
a. ponerse nervioso
There's no need to panic. We can always call a plumber.No hace falta ponerse nerviosos. Siempre podemos llamar a un fontanero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to cause fear)
a. aterrorizar
Fireworks panic my dog.A mi perro le aterrorizan los fuegos artificiales.
b. infundir pánico
The doctor tried to explain the situation without panicking me.El doctor trató de explicarme la situación sin infundirme pánico.
c. meter miedo a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Are you trying to panic me? Because you won't.¿Estás intentando meterme miedo? Porque no lo vas a conseguir.
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panic
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el pánico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
in a panicaterrorizado(a)
to get into a panic (over something)aterrorizarse (por algo)
the crowd was thrown into a paniccundió el pánico entre la multitud
panic attackataque de pánico
panic buttonbotón de alarma
2. (finance)
a.
panic buying/sellingcompra f/venta provocada por el pánico
3. (colloquial)
a.
it was panic stationscundió el pánico
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
a. aterrorizar
to panic somebody into doing somethingaterrorizar a alguien para que haga algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (general)
a. aterrorizarse
don't panic!¡que no cunda el pánico!
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panic [ˈpænɪk] panicked (past)
noun
1 (fear) pánico (m)
an earthquake hit the capital, spreading panic among the population un terremoto azotó la capital, sembrando el pánico entre la población
to be in a (state of) panic ser presa del pánico
/I phoned the doctor in a panic/, crying that I'd lost the baby the homosexual community is in a state of panic over the proposed legislation
I phoned my mum in a panic llamé a mi madre muerto de miedo (informal); llamé a mi madre presa del pánico; a patient rang me in a state of panic because her baby had swallowed a key me llamó una paciente muy asustada porque su hijo se había tragado una llave
I was in a blind panic estaba ofuscado por el pánico
to [go] [get into] a blind panic the poor man went into a blind panic and yelled "What do I do?" the AIDS panic many were trampled to death in the ensuing panic we didn't want to start a panic on the Stock Exchange there's mounting panic on the streets of Moscow 'hurry!' shouted Jane in a voice of rising panic
to flee in panic huir aterrado; huir presa del pánico
to [go into] [get into] a panic he got into a panic when he discovered he'd locked his keys in his car
if I asked the simplest question, she would go into or get into a panic si le hacía la pregunta más simple le entraba el pánico
I get into a panic about everything
to send or throw sb into a panic
her sudden arrival threw him into a panic su inesperada llegado hizo que le entrase el pánico; the country was thrown into a panic cundió el pánico en el país; the explosion threw the crowd into a panic la explosión provocó el pánico entre la multitud
the sound of the doorbell sent me into a panic the idea of replacing experienced men with raw recruits sent military authorities into a panic as a result of this, all Rome was thrown into a panic (to be) in a [state] of panic /a patient rang me in a state of panic/ when her baby swallowed a key the homosexual community is in a state of panic over the proposed legislation
it was panic stations reinaba el pánico
2 (rush)
there's no panic, tomorrow will do no es que haya prisa, mañana vale; we've had a bit of a panic on here and it slipped my mind till now hemos ido un poco de cabeza por aquí y se me ha olvidado hasta ahora
intransitive verb
dejarse llevar por el pánico
I refused to panic me negué a dejarme llevar por el pánico
the crew panicked guests panicked and screamed when the bomb exploded I hadn't rehearsed it properly and I panicked the thief panicked and fled
industry is panicking about the recession la recesión tiene a la industria presa del pánico
she's panicking about the prospect of redundancy
don't panic! ¡calma!; ¡cálmate!
don't panic! it's only a fire drill
don't panic, sit still and keep calm no te dejes llevar por el pánico, quédate sentado y mantén la calma
transitive verb
[+crowd, population] provocar el pánico entre; [+person] provocar or infundir el pánico en; llenar de pánico a
the sound of the gun panicked the elephants el sonido del rifle provocó el pánico en or entre los elefantes
the unexpected and sudden memory briefly panicked her the sudden noise of the train's whistle panicked the horse and it bolted to be panicked [into] sth
he had been panicked into the decision había tomado la decisión impulsado por el pánico
to be panicked into do[ing] sth she was panicked into burning the letter Dassler's sisters were panicked into selling cheaply the advice is not to be panicked into buying drachmas in the UK
modifier
panic attack (n) ataque (m) de pánico
an agoraphobic who suffers panic attacks when she tries to leave the house a panic attack involves a racing heart, waves of dizziness, light-headedness, an inability to catch one's breath, and a fear that one is dying, having a heart attack or going crazy
to have a panic attack tener or sufrir un ataque de pánico
if you have ever had a panic attack you will know what I am talking about a woman who has panic attacks in the supermarket queue
panic button (n) botón (m) de alarma
a new approach to the problem of domestic violence: a panic button that links victims to the police department this couple, fearing the everyday violence on their housing estate, have recently had an emergency panic button installed so that they may summon the police when trouble starts if the lights in Ward A fail at any time, whoever is in charge is to press the panic button immediately
to press or hit or push the panic button perder el control or la calma
the Prime Minister may press the panic button and delay the election that was my worst game in nearly 250 appearances for the club; it was a bad day at work, but the thing now is not to press the panic button; we have to raise our games and put it right
panic buying (n)
panic buying has caused shortages of some foodstuffs las compras provocadas por el pánico han provocado escasez de algunos alimentos
panic measures (n) medidas (f) inducidas por el pánico
what we do not want are panic measures that lead to a fake boom followed by another depression
panic reaction (n) reacción (f) motivada por el pánico
Chomsky notes the panic reaction in Washington when Nicaragua agreed to the 1984 Contadora peace plan the exodus of ambassadors and their staff from the capital has been a panic reaction in the belief that there would be a raid within the next few days
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