Meaning: a sudden expression of fear or great concern; also a verb
- There was panic on the playground when a child started having a seizure.
- There's no food in the house but don't panic. We'll just order a pizza.
Origin: Pan was the goat-like god of shepherds and flocks in Greek mythology. He was able to cause sudden, widespread fear with his voice.
Which situation is more likely to cause a parent to panic?
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Contributor: Tara Benwell