1 army, bevy, concourse, crowd, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, mass, multitude, myriad, shoal, throng
2 congregate, crowd, flock, mass, stream, throng
with abound, be alive, be infested, be overrun, bristle, crawl, teem
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swarm ( swarms plural & 3rd person present) ( swarming present participle) ( swarmed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count-coll A swarmof bees or other insects is a large group of them flying together.
oft N of n
2 verb When bees or other insects swarm, they move or fly in a large group.
A dark cloud of bees comes swarming out of the hive. V prep/adv
3 verb When people swarm somewhere, they move there quickly in a large group.
People swarmed to the shops, buying up everything in sight. V prep/adv
4 n-count-coll A swarmof people is a large group of them moving about quickly.
oft N of n
Today at the crossing there were swarms of tourists taking photographs.
5 verb If a place is swarmingwith people, it is full of people moving about in a busy way.
Within minutes the area was swarming with officers who began searching a nearby wood. V with n
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