As a Noun
A very strong feeling of anxiety or fear, especially one that makes you act without thinking carefully. English = panic.
As a Verb or Adjective
To act without thinking carefully because you are very anxious or frightened. English = panic.
To react without thinking or with confusion to a situation because you are unprepared or surprised by it. Idiomatic English = (be) off one's guard, (be) caught unawares.