Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

panic

panic
Meaning(s)
1) uncontrollable fear or anxiety
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    • don't panic, cause a panic
  • Analysis
    The word ‘panic’ can be a verb or a noun. As a verb, it means a sudden feeling of anxiety often characterized by shallow breathing, tension in the body and an extreme feeling of worry or dread. If you are in ‘a panic’ you are in a state where these symptoms are present. You might hear someone say ‘don’t panic’ if they are encouraging you to remain calm.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Everybody stay calm. Don't panic, said the air hostess to the passengers before their emergency landing.
    2. The earthquake caused confusion and panic among the villagers, and people were running in all directions.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We need a person who can deal with up to 30 clients a day while keeping a cool head and reaching difficult targets without panic.
    2. A good business continuity plan means you never have to panic in an emergency or in an unprecedented situation.
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