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
References in classic literature ?
The remains of Langeron's and Dokhturov's mingled forces were crowding around the dams and banks of the ponds near the village of Augesd.
When the Spoon Brigade appeared with the prisoners a wild shout arose and many of the utensils hopped off their stoves or their benches and ran crowding around Dorothy and the hen and the dog.
The others were curiously crowding around the group, and the girl said to them:
This is an unacceptable behaviour that reflects a lack of awareness among community members who are oblivious of the fact that their crowding around accident sites impedes the efforts to help the injured in a timely manner," he continued.
Niall, who had a kickabout at Newcatle United's training ground with the band yesterday, said: "I'm quite claustrophobic and I don't like everyone crowding around and shouting questions.
Workers from another nearby construction site were crowding around the site but police cordoned off the area to allow emergency services easy access.
These members of Rye Hill Youth Club, Newcastle, are crowding around the newfangled jukebox, which was hired for the occasion of their Christmas party, in December 1957.
The Barbadian star's words of wisdom may have been aimed at Rorrey, his mates and the group of girls crowding around them.
He couldn't have gone any closer on Tuesday when beaten a short-head by Dog Wonder (the rest miles behind) and, but for a slower-than-normal start and crowding around the first bend, he would have surely justified the confidence behind him.
This, from a kid who'd spent most of Friday's media session holding microphones for reporters crowding around Florida's star sophomore, 6- foot-11 forward Joakim Noah.
His curiosity was not provoked by the diverse forms and purposes of actual crowds: large groups spontaneously gathering for demonstrations, crowding around a charismatic leader, drawn by political-organizational directives of varying kinds or by political threats and promises; large numbers of people across the whole political spectrum, attracted by the new phenomenon of spectator sports.
The Unicorn Is Found is thick with foliage, animals, and hunters crowding around a fountain to observe the outlandish creature.
There was a rush all right, but it was Melanie the kids were crowding around.
When police arrived at the scene in Llanedeyrn, a group of people, including young schoolchildren, were crowding around the gruesome find.
The Geographical Treasure Hunt caused a great deal of commotion, with readers crowding around the giant map desperately scanning the world for clues as to where we might have hidden 1,000 [pounds sterling]-worth of The North Face clothing and equipment.