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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:
Another photo shows Tasty and her crew crowding around an iPad, perhaps gathering intel about what they can do to avenge Poussey's ((http://www.ibtimes.com/orange-new-black-star-samira-wiley-ties-knot-lauren-morelli-2515183) Samira Wiley ) death.
People were crowding around and taking photos." To make matters worse, the owner got a parking ticket.
"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.
CROWDING around a Macbook Pro with my flatmates isn't normally the way I watch TV.
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.
Slowly away but fast-up, he ran into serious crowding around the first two bends and lost all momentum.
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.
Some of them created a diversion by crowding around the counter at a store in Bedworth asking for different items from the shelves.
"We treat people to the best of our abilities and scores of relatives crowding around will not help anyone.
Many others are crowding around the north-west Pakistani city of Peshawar, where staff members from the UN refugee agency are present at nearly a dozen camps.