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!
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
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Just after leaving the ever-impressive cathedral, I was standing with the lads and me other half, trying to get our heeds around the creation in front of us, when a braying voice piped up above the general level of appreciative hubbub of the rest of the crowd around us.
Joe was receiving the treatment afforded to Stewart Downing from the crowd around us.
We step off the bus in the hot sun and they crowd around us.
After I did that, the whole crowd around us started cheering and clapping.
It was an exciting game and the crowd around us were fully into it.
The crowd around us forgets they are chewing and chews, forgets to swallow, lost in the whorl of butter spread like fur over the jacket of fat.
They know we can't touch them so they come in and crowd around us and steal stuff.
A dozen grinning, jabbering farmer kids - every one of them wearing shorts and wellies - crowd around us, relieving us of our bikes, like over-enthusiastic valets.
When we parted with smiles, the crowd around us melted away too, including a guy who seemed extremely curious.
There was no crowd around us by then, but police still said it was dangerous for us and urged us to go with them.
I wanted to ask for a show of hands from the crowd around us, but I didn't, of course.
But as the crowd around us reached new pitches of feverishness, it wasn't the moment to debate the ethics of retaliation.