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swarm (all) over someone or something

to gather and move all about on someone or throughout something or some place. The ants swarmed all over our picnic table. The children swarmed over the furniture.
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swarm around someone or something

to gather or crowd around someone or something, in the manner of a swarm of bees. The little children swarmed around the lady with the candy. The bees swarmed around the flowers.
See also: around, swarm

swarm in(to something)

[for a throng] to crowd into something or some place. People were swarming into the auditorium to hear the guitarist. They swarmed in and ran for the best seats.
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swarm out of something

to move out of something in great numbers. The bees swarmed out of the hive. People swarmed out of the park at the end of the game.
See also: of, out, swarm

swarm through something

to gather in a crowd and move through something or some place. The shoppers swarmed through the store, buying everything in sight. The locusts swarmed through the field, eating the entire harvest.
See also: swarm, through

swarm with someone or something

to be abundant or crowded with moving people or things. The playground was swarming with children, and I couldn't find my own. The picnic blanket swarmed with ants.
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swarm with

To be full of some things or some people; abound or teem with some things or some people: The rotten log swarmed with insects. The courtroom is swarming with reporters.
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Caringo's flagship product, Swarm, decouples data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for continued data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity.
Swarm is a strategic marketing agency that draws together the best talent across a variety of disciplines to build brands and create repeatable, ongoing business results.
Caringo Swarm is integrated and certified with Enterprise Vault as part of the Symantec Technology Enabled Program (STEP) and is included in the certified product listing in the STEP Partner directory.
Thus, having followed the swarm until it has settled, the next question the beekeeper has to address is whether he may enter on another's land to recover his swarm.
While sharing your location and finding out where your friends are will retain the name, "Foursquare," Swarm app would be offering finding new places in your area by reading reviews, viewing menus/pictures, then locating them on a map.
Detailed observations of the swarm were performed in 5 of those 7 experimental cages.
A BEE-KEEPING group has urged people not to damage or destroy swarms of bees.
Similar to the fictional "nanomorphs" depicted in the "Terminator" films, large swarms of intelligent robotic devices could be used for a range of tasks.
This beautiful book is teeming with information about honeybee behavior and is filled with lessons about individual honeybees, their colonies, and what actually occurs when bees swarm.
A MASSIVE swarm of honey bees is settling into a new home after being rescued from an unusual living spot - the back of a road sign, pictured right.
A SWARM of bees "like a tornado" caused a stir in Huddersfield town centre.
THE SMART SWARM: HOW UNDERSTANDING FLOCKS, SCHOOLS, AND COLONIES CAN MAKE US BETTER AT COMMUNICATING, DECISION MAKING, AND GETTING THINGS DONE offers an outstanding survey of the basic ideas of 'smart swarms' and how swarm species can teach us how to tackle complex social and business issues.
Alan B, my bee mentor, took me to collect a swarm of bees that had formed in a hedgerow close to one of his hives.
Its aim was to find out whether swarming can be observed also in Latvia, which species and when do swarm, and whether there are differences in swarming between different age and sex groups of bats.
ON July last year, I was called out from my home by a friendly woman who knew of my bee keeping and she escorted me, with my equipment, to where a bee swarm had settled nearby.