crowd


crowd
I UK [kraʊd] / US noun
Word forms "crowd":
singular crowd plural crowds
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1)
a) [countable] a large number of people in the same place

The boys disappeared into the crowd.

a crowd of 30,000

An angry crowd had gathered on the steps of the palace.

Crowds of people began making their way to the station.

b) a large group of people at an event

He takes off his shirt and the crowd goes wild.


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with crowd as the object ▪  attract, bring, draw, pull
2) [singular] informal a group of friends

I spent an evening out with the usual crowd.

follow the crowd/go with the crowd — to do or think the same as the majority of people

It's easy just to follow the crowd, but you have to do what's right for you.


II UK [kraʊd] / US verb
Word forms "crowd":
present tense I/you/we/they crowd he/she/it crowds present participle crowding past tense crowded past participle crowded
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1) [intransitive] to move to a particular place at the same time as a lot of other people
crowd round/around:

Everyone in the restaurant crowded round them and started singing.

crowd into:

We crowded into the kitchen with the others.

2) [transitive] if a group of people crowd a place, they make it full by being in it

Hundreds of people crowded the streets.

3) [transitive] if things such as thoughts or memories crowd your mind, your mind becomes full of them

Images of the accident kept crowding my head.

4) [transitive] to stand so close to someone that it annoys them or makes them feel nervous

Don't crowd me!

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

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