1) ADJ-GRADED If you are frantic, you are behaving in a wild and uncontrolled way because you are frightened or worried.

A bird had been locked in and was by now quite frantic.

Derived words:
frantically [[t]fræ̱ntɪkli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV with v

She clutched frantically at Emily's arm.

2) ADJ-GRADED If an activity is frantic, things are done quickly and in an energetic but disorganized way, because there is very little time.

A busy night in the restaurant can be frantic in the kitchen.

Derived words:
frantically ADV-GRADED ADV with v

We have been frantically trying to save her life.

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