crowd around

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crowd around (someone or something)

To gather around someone or something. The kids all crowded around the teacher for story time. Good luck getting any food with so many people crowding around the buffet!
See also: around, crowd

crowd around someone or something

to flock or swarm around someone or something. The children crowded around the department store Santa, eager for their chance at talking to him. Everyone crowded around the radio to listen.
See also: around, crowd
References in classic literature ?
amid the earnest woes That crowd around my earthly path --(Drear path, alas!
Ye crowd around your neighbour, and have fine words for it.
The crowd around me shuddered, and pressed together.
Not a word did Sir Thomas say, but as he held her there the tears fell fast from his eyes, while from the crowd around broke the sound of weeping.
They did not appear to attract the observation of the crowd around them, but I must candidly confess that for my, own part, I stared at them most pertinaciously.
BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU and Justin Thomas played late aces yesterday as they brought the crowd around the 16th to their feet with a spectacular hole in one apiece.
She reportedly managed to hand out money to some 20 people before village officials whisked her away to the Cogon police station when the crowd around her swelled into a mob.
The youths were said to have started forming crowd around 8:00 pm which made resident of the area to alert security men.
A heartwarming clip of the impromptu kickabout was posted on social media by coach Simon Carr, with the caption "Great show!!!" The 30-year-old said: "He had a crowd around him and we got some more money because of it.
The trailer kicks off where Season 4 left off - Daya (Dascha Polanco) is holding a gun and pointing it directly at an officer while her fellow inmates crowd around her.
The police used tear gas to disperse the crowd around 2 a.m.
The sales rush is on and eager housewives crowd around the counter in Lewis's on December 29, 1968
Lt-Colonel Al Ameri added that despite repeated calls urging the public not to crowd around near accident sites, some still persistently do the same.
Children as young as 10 crowd around the shop eating out of cardboard boxes and the pavement opposite the school, which is highly rated by Ofsted, is littered with chicken bones.
According to the New York Daily News, a man going into the pizza parlour shared the video of the stunt on Instagram after he was drawn in by the crowd around the two-time Major winner.