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1    army, bevy, concourse, crowd, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, mass, multitude, myriad, shoal, throng  
2    congregate, crowd, flock, mass, stream, throng  
3      (with)       with   abound, be alive, be infested, be overrun, bristle, crawl, teem  
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  ( 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   (=horde)  
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.  
usu cont  
Within minutes the area was swarming with officers who began searching a nearby wood.      V with n  

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swamp, swear, swampy, swarthy

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