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throng against (something)

To cover and press up against something in large numbers. Protestors began thronging against the police barricades surrounding the parliament building. We all thronged against the windows of the shop, staring at all the wonderful toys on display.
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throng around (someone or something)

To surround and press up against someone or something in large numbers. Dozens of screaming fans thronged around the popstar as he left the stadium. Hundreds of workers have started thronging around the gates of the factory, demanding to be let in.
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throng in

To crowd in(to some place) all at once. Reporters thronged in shortly after the incident to interview the woman who had thwarted the attempted robbery. Tens of thousands of people have begun thronging in the streets to protest the controversial legislation.
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throng into (some place)

To crowd into some place all at once. Reporters thronged into the store shortly after the incident to interview the woman who had thwarted the attempted robbery. Tens of thousands of people have begun thronging into the streets to protest the controversial legislation.
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throng out

To empty out (of some place) in great numbers and all at once. Thousands have been thronging out of the city to escape the oncoming hurricane. The final bell of the school year rang, and hundreds of students thronged out to a summer of freedom.
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throng out of (some place)

To empty out of some place in great numbers and all at once. Thousands have been thronging out of the city to escape the oncoming hurricane. Students thronged out of the school as the final bell of the school year rang.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

throng around someone or something

to crowd around someone or something. The children thronged around the lady with the bags of candy. Everyone thronged around the piano for the group sing.
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throng in(to something)

[for a crowd] to swarm into some place. The eager crowd thronged into the department store to partake in the advertised sale. The doors opened and they thronged in.
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throng out (of something)

[for a crowd] to swarm out of something or some place. The people thronged out of the concert hall at the end of the program. At half past ten, the crowd thronged out.
See also: out, throng
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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