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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Edwards, Swarming and the Future of Warfare (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2005).
Upon conducting a literature search using Google online search terms "honey bee," "swarms," "Navy," "military," "ships," we could not find any previous reports of bee swarming aboard military ships.
Two of the experimental cages were monitored to observe the age at which males initiated swarming in the absence of females.
The swarming locusts turned out to have much higher levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which is linked to positive moods.
In 2005 three caves in Gauja National Park, Central Latvia, were selected for studies of bat swarming (Fig.
Their simulations suggested that as a locust population grows denser, its swarming behavior changes from chaos to order.
Phil Dobbins collects the bees which were swarming in Allerton Road; The bees begin to swarm
Swarming is a form of netwar in which multiple units suddenly converge on a surprised target.
The nuptial flight or swarming of mayflies is a rhythmic phenomenon, which is of short duration but may attain spectacular dimensions.
File Swarming Algorithms Fundamental to Massive Scale Distribution of Large Volumes of Data, Including High Definition Internet Video
If you see bees swarming leave them alone but still contact a beekeeper.
He and his colleagues now report that swarming Mormon crickets are deficient in protein and salt.
We've had lots and lots of swarming pretty much throughout the entire winter,'' said Fisher, owner of Newhall/Valencia Exterminating Co.
I don't know what brought them out, but they were really swarming.
Scientists consider these structures crucial for group swarming.