crowd around (someone or something)

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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!
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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 ?
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.
Kate was rapping to Kanye and it wasn't long before they had a crowd around them.
As the crowd around them dispersed, one horrified man could be heard saying: "You'd never get this at a normal Ascot meet.