crowd around

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.
The 30-year-old said: "He had a crowd around him and we got some more money because of it.
The sales rush is on and eager housewives crowd around the counter in Lewis's on December 29, 1968
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Police have urged the public not to crowd around near accident sites in order to ensure everyone's safety.
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.
It is about time politicians listened to the majority of people in Blaenau not the crowd around the table: if the politicians don't help us, you know where to put your cross next election.
But the crowd around Kate, 38, was a bit less glitzy on Saturday night when she and hubby Jamie Hince and daughter Lila-Grace went to the Highgate Village Christmas lights switch-on in north London.
Supports of the Shiv Sena party crowd around the vehicle carrying the body of right-wing Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray during his funeral procession in Mumbai, on November 18.
We are preparing for a crowd around the 100,000 mark for the week," championship director Antonia Beggs said.
People in the crowd around me were also mesmerised as to whether he was talking about back then or now.