stampede

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stampede

any sudden large-scale movement or other action, such as a rush of people to support a candidate
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The solution should involve attracting businesses to Blyth that pay wages that allow a good profit margin to invest in further business employing local people, thus preventing the mass stampede to leave for work.
Thousands of people in Baghdad today flocked to the funerals of nearly 1,000 Shiite pilgrims killed in a mass stampede during a religious procession.
Goodness knows, the people of Iraq have suffered more than enough recently and the mass stampede during a religious ceremony in north Baghdad which resulted in the deaths of up to 1,000 pilgrims is hard to take.