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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.
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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.
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crowd together

to pack tightly together. The tenants crowded together in the lobby. All the kittens crowded together to keep warm.
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References in classic literature ?
This absence of all quarrelling the more surprised me, when I came to see the various occasions that would have given rise to it among the whites: the crowding together of from twelve to eighteen hundred horses, which have to be driven into camp at night, to be picketed, to be packed in the morning; the gathering of fuel in places where it is extremely scanty.
And out of the tail of my eye I could see the Chinese crowding together by the cabin doors and leering triumphantly.
Julian ordered the servants crowding together in the doorway to withdraw.
Again crowding together they all made their way by the narrow passages back into the little church, and there, though abbreviating it slightly, Father Sergius completed vespers.
He laid one lean inquiring finger on the small smear, just under the lock, which Superintendent Seegrave had already noticed, when he reproved the women-servants for all crowding together into the room.
At that time: So many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot.
We are likely to see the crowding together of the blooming of trees and shrubs.
Crowding together on his Royal bed like grotesque white crows, they peck ferociously at their leader - yet their grace remains intact.
Despite the extra room, though, when none of them can fall asleep alone, they seek one another out, finally crowding together in a bathtub and falling asleep.
The characters marry for puppy love and become teenage parents crowding together generations as if there were a tight deadline and not much else to aim for.
According to Sir George Magrath, head of the camp's medical department in 1814, although the midwinter temperature on the moor might go down to thirty-five degrees below freezing, 'almost too cold to support animal life', the crowding together of the prisoners created a warmer climate.
As 1997 drew to a close, two of Jupiter's three white ovals began crowding together at System II longitudes around 16 [degrees].
Over millennia, people have insisted on crowding together; they jostle for space and move about to create intricate, splotchy patterns of development.