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crowd (on) sail

To spread the sail so that a vessel moves faster. We need to crowd sail if we want to reach the port before nightfall.
See also: crowd, sail

crowd (someone or something) out of (something)

To push someone or something out of a certain thing or area, or to force out by increased proximity. The cat crowded the dog out of his bed and curled up for a nap.
See also: crowd, of, out

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 in

1. To gather closely around someone or something. In this usage, "crowd in" can be followed by "on" and then a particular person or thing. When the teacher announced story time, the kids all crowded in. I hate when people crowd in on a buffet as soon as it's served.
2. To fill a space with more than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "in," and "into" can be used instead of "in." We can't crowd anyone else in, unless we move the lecture to the auditorium.
3. To push one's way into a certain place or area. In this usage, "into" can be used instead of "in." We tried to crowd into the lecture hall, but the professor told us it was filled to capacity.
See also: crowd

crowd out

1. To push or force someone or something out of a certain thing or area by taking up space. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "out." A bunch of people poured into the room, crowding out those of us who were already there. The cat crowded the dog out of his bed and curled up for a nap.
2. To cause someone or something to no longer be successful or viable in a certain environment due to an overabundance or oversaturation of similar people or things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "out." There are so many services like theirs already on the market that the company got crowded out almost immediately. The influx of people looking to make a quick buck as a freelance editor has started crowding more seasoned professionals out of the market.
See also: crowd, out

crowd the mourners

To pressure or try to influence someone. If you crowd the mourners, no one will help you.
See also: crowd

crowd through

To push or force one's way through a certain thing or area. As soon as the store opened its doors, the people waiting in line began to crowd through.
See also: crowd, through

crowd together

1. To move close together. We were so cold while waiting in line that we crowded together for warmth.
2. To position things close together. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "together." I tried crowding all of my clothes together to make room for my jacket, but it still wouldn't fit in the suitcase.
See also: crowd, together

crowd with (someone or something)

To fill something with more than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "with." Because this room is totally crowded with people, we're moving everyone into the auditorium. I had crowded my suitcase with so much stuff that I couldn't get it closed.
See also: crowd

crowd in (on someone or something)

to press or crush around someone or something. Please don't crowd in on the guest of honor. Can you keep them back from me? I don't like it when they crowd in. The people crowded in on us and frightened us a little bit. Don't crowd in on the display case. It is an antique.
See also: crowd

crowd someone or something in(to) something

 and crowd someone or something in
to push or squeeze someone or something into a place or a container. They tried to crowd a dozen people into that tiny room. Then they crowded in one more. They all tried to crowd themselves into the same room.
See also: crowd

crowd someone or something together

to push or squeeze people or things together. See if you can crowd them together and get more in the row. I am afraid that I crowded the plants together too much.
See also: crowd, together

crowd through (something)

[for a number of people] to push through something. The little group of revelers crowded through the door. They all tried to crowd through.
See also: crowd, through

crowd together

to pack tightly together. The tenants crowded together in the lobby. All the kittens crowded together to keep warm.
See also: crowd, together

crowd the mourners

exert undue pressure on someone. US informal
See also: crowd
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The Random Field Topic model which is based on the motions of objects has been used in semantic area analysis in crowded scenes [9], [23].
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The lines preceding this idyll of happy groups elaborate detachment as a practice in the midst of a more crowded scene.
As the Yankees took their positions in the field, trailing by a run, a murmur started drifting out from the crowded stands, and then slowly swelled into a chant:
Bernays of the University of Arizona in Tucson welcomes the new finding as "a fascinating detail." As she puts it, "Imagine if sitting on a crowded train with thighs touching made people gregarious or made their skin change color."
Dispelling widely held myths about various ethnic groups' tolerance of crowding, a new Cornell study finds that Asian Americans and Latin Americans are just as uncomfortable in crowded homes as are Anglo Americans (Americans of European descent) and African Americans.
The enormous ballroom at the Washington Hilton was even set up with "academic" seating -- large tables in front of each row of chairs, unlike in past years when the chairs were crowded in tight rows without tables.
The public offering of thousands of costumes dating back to early in the century, which had been crowded into warehouses across the city as well as in the halls and basement of the Palais Gamier, was the result of a massive spring cleaning and installation of a bar code system on the remaining 60,000 costumes.
[28] learned the semantic regions in crowded scenes by means of a random field topic (RFT) model, in which Markov random fields were used prior to enforcing spatial and temporal coherence during the learning process.