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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.
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crowd (one)

informal To harass, pressure, or assail one. The detectives tried crowding the suspect for a confession, but he wouldn't say a word. My anxiety has been crowding me so much lately that I can barely get anything done.
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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. Often 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. Reporters crowded in on the famous actor as he left the courtroom.
2. To fill a space with more people than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "in." We can't crowd in anyone else, unless we move the lecture to the auditorium. They crowded us all in the tiny van instead of paying for a second one.
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crowd into (something or some place)

1. To fill into a certain place or area up to or beyond its normal limit, especially in a rough or disorderly manner. We tried to crowd into the lecture hall, but the professor told us it was filled to capacity. Thousands of people crowded into the town square to hear the governor's address.
2. To fill a space with more people than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "crowd" and "into." We can't crowd anyone else into the movie theater for health and safety reasons. They crowded us all into the tiny van instead of simply paying for a second one.
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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.
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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 up

1. To gather together into a crowd. People started crowded up in front of the store as early as 6 AM ahead of their huge Black Friday sale.
2. To gather or force people together in a crowd. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "crowd" and "up." The guards crowded us up like cattle to transport us to the new maximum security facility.
See also: crowd, up

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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

crowd the mourners

exert undue pressure on someone. US informal
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