n panique f
→ My mood switched from mild panic to something approaching fear.
→ The result was a panic in which large numbers of women stopped taking the new pill.
→ There was a panic and I was rushed to hospital.
a feeling of panic un sentiment de panique
I had an overwhelming feeling of panic. Un sentiment de panique s'empara de moi.
to cause panic causer la panique
→ An earthquake hit the capital, causing panic among the population.
→ the infamous Spanish flu which killed 20 million worldwide and led to widespread panic
to start a panic provoquer une panique
We didn't want to start a panic on the Stock Exchange. Nous ne voulions pas provoquer une panique à la Bourse.
to be in a panic être complètement paniqué (e)
She's in a panic about her exams next week. Elle est complètement paniquée à cause de ses examens la semaine prochaine.
He rang in a panic when the car broke down. Il a appelé, complètement paniqué, lorsque la voiture est tombée en panne.
→ Some of them got into their cars and took off in a panic.
to get into a panic paniquer
→ Sometimes I really get into a panic.
→ I am determined not to get into a panic about it.
→ I hadn't rehearsed it properly and I panicked.
→ The crowd panicked when the lights went out.
Don't panic! Ne paniquez pas !
to panic about sth, to panic over sth paniquer à cause de qch
→ Ms Davis sees no reason to panic about the latest research
→ there was no need to panic over the club's loss of £2.5 million
vt paniquer → The unexpected and sudden memory briefly panicked her.
n dispositif m d'alarme
→ his house is fitted with a panic alarm
n crise f de panique
n bouton m d'alarme
→ If the car is carjacked and the driver presses a concealed panic button beside the accelerator, an SMS is relayed to the vehicle management company.
to press the panic button, to hit the panic button (fig) céder à la panique
→ while Twickenham officials do not intend to press the panic button just yet, there is a distinct possibility that ticket sales for the match on 15 May will fail to hit 50,000.
→ It would be completely the wrong course of action to hit the panic button so soon.
n achats mpl de panique
n réaction f panique
→ Mr Blunkett feared there would be a panic reaction from the public
panic stations *
it was panic stations ça a été la panique générale
adj paniqué (e)
→ She heard a rustle behind her and turned, panic-stricken.
→ The manufacturers are panic-stricken at the prospect of a free-for-all