troop across

troop across someone or something

[for a mass of creatures] to move across someone or something. The huge herds of wildebeest began to troop across the plain in search of food. The ants trooped across Karen as she lay in the sand.
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Today, the usual crowd of happy families has been replaced by tourists pouring out of buses to troop across the beach fully clothed, dropping garbage, to have their photo taken with the Burj as a backdrop.
The students at Coventry University troop across Jordan Well and Cox Street in seemingly endless throngs, causing a lot of vehicles to wait while pumping out noxious gases.