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  1. crowd
    IPA[kroud]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. (of a number of people) fill (a space) almost completely, leaving little or no room for movement:

      the dance floor was crowded with revelers
      Synonym : throng, pack, jam, cram, fill, overfill, congest, pervade, occupy all of
    • 2. (of a number of people) move into (a space, especially one that seems too small):

      they crowded into the cockpit
      Synonym : surge, push one's way, shove, push, thrust forward, jostle, elbow, elbow one's way, shoulder, nudge, bulldoze, squeeze, pile, pack, jam, cram
    • 3. (of a group of people) form a tightly packed mass around (someone or something):

      photographers crowded around him
      Synonym : cluster, gather, flock, swarm, throng, huddle, assemble, concentrate, congregate, come together, collect, amass, accumulate, foregather
    • 4. move too close to (someone):

      don't crowd her, she needs air
    • 5. (of a batter) stand very close to (the plate) when batting.

    • 6. overwhelm and preoccupy (someone):

      as demands crowd in on you it becomes difficult to keep things in perspective
    • 7. exclude someone or something by taking their place:

      grass invading the canyon has crowded out native plants
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: crowd, 3rd person present: crowds, gerund or present participle: crowding, past tense: crowded, past participle: crowded

    • noun

      a large number of people gathered together in a disorganized or unruly way:

      an audience, especially one at a sporting event:

    • verb

      (of a number of people) fill (a space) almost completely, leaving little or no room for movement:

      (of a number of people) move into (a restricted space):

    • adjective

      (of a space) full of people, leaving little or no room for movement; packed:
    • adjective

      (of a space) full of people, leaving little or no room for movement; packed:
    • adjective

      very popular and appealing:
    • verb

      lie flat while being passed over the heads of the audience at a rock concert, typically after having jumped from the stage:
    • noun

      the activity of lying flat while being passed over the heads of the audience at a rock concert, typically after having jumped from the stage.
    • noun

      a person who engages in crowd-surfing at a concert:
    • noun

      a person or thing with great popular appeal:
    • noun

      an event, person, or thing that attracts a large audience:
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