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 ?
The others crowded around him, and even two who had hold of Gurth relaxed their grasp while they stretched their necks to see the issue of the search.
Some men crowded around him and tried to get him to shut up, but he wouldn't; they told him it would be one o'clock in about fifteen min- utes, and so he MUST go home -- he must go right away.
Daniel had the whole party crowded around him as he challenged partygoers to table tennis," the Daily Express quoted a source at Slate Restaurant Bar 'n' Billiards in New York as saying.
As the boys crowded around him, Weiner warned them that Vegan's buddy, a cow named Buddha, liked to move as a team, so be ready to get out of the way.
Prince Harry was hit in the face by a camera as photographers crowded around him as he was getting into a car,' the spokesman said.
As word of his visit spread, blacks crowded around him to touch him--whites never touched blacks in South Africa--and began holding high the lucky hand that had shaken Robert Kennedy's.
Not because the beach bums crowded around him were getting sand in his silver lining.
The players there crowded around him with their cameras and video recorders and lingered to have their pictures snapped with the president of the United States.