swarm around

swarm around (someone or something)

To crowd closely around someone or something. The kids always swarm around the ice cream truck in the summertime. Screaming fans swarmed around the singer as he left the building.
See also: around, swarm
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(The Philippine Star) - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines For those who are not devotees, it may be difficult to understand the Feast of the Black Nazarene, where hundreds of thousands of faithful swarm around the image of the Nazareno trying to get a hold of the rope that pulls the andas or carriage through the streets of Manila throwing their towels up to have them blessed and ultimately trampling over each other to climb up and caress the Black Nazarene's face.
Emily Wanjiru said women and girls do not dare go outside to fetch firewood in the forest,without a man, since the monkeys will quickly swarm around them.
The begging is not only an illegal practice but it poses a grave security threat to the dignitaries and other public figures as beggars swarm around the traffic signals where motor vehicles have to stop for their turn," he said.
But the street had more of a buzz than usual last Thursday afternoon when between 7000 and 8000 honey bees decided to swarm around shrubbery opposite our office.
Kung sino ang nakikitang gumagawa ng masama, kuyugin ng mabubuting pulis (Whoever is doing something illegal, I hope the good policemen will swarm around him),' he told reporters on Wednesday.
A SMALL girl looks on as a pack of hunt hounds swarm around the bloodied bodies of two fox cubs.
Usually, he's the one behind the camera, but in what amounts to a French "Kids," Clark can be seen passed out in the opening scene, spilled across the steps of the Palais de Tokyo as skaters swarm around him.
Meanwhile, Brazil's Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has warned English fans of the violence in the country and said that nobody is comfortable with violence or 'arrastao'- gangs of marauding teenagers carrying knives or guns who suddenly emerge and swarm around their victim.
Williams questions if the US can achieve balance in the region - maintaining good ties with China and "preventing it from bullying weaker countries." As fishing boats swarm around the islands, and patrol boats follow to enforce territorial claims or provide protection, many analysts fear an accidental clash and inevitable conflict.
Eat, drink and be merry all round as each lad and lass just large it en masse It need not be over-profound But as children all swarm around Santa In whom they all clearly believe there's something far bigger than that jovial banter who's agenda they cannot conceive The moral need not be overly much or the lesson be taken too grimly You do not require too much of a red alert touch with a Santa too obese for that chimney.
The queen bees were put in small cages and tied around their bodies while other bees recognized the scent and began to swarm around, covering the two competitors' bodies and forming a suit of bees.
One mystery of the Milky Way's central black hole is why so many young, luminous stars swarm around it.
emergency workers swarm around the blackened DC-9 in Goma, Congo.
"He must have a thing about Big Brother stars, though, because they seem to swarm around him."
"With so much capital continuing to swarm around the investment sales market, there has to be a continuation back to the leasing market.