• verb: to fill (something) so that there is little or no room for anyone or anything else
  • verb: to press on
  • usually used with 'the'
  • synonyms: hurry, urge, dun


  • He said he broke up with his last girlfriend because she was beginning to 'crowd' him. [=she was not allowing him enough privacy and independence]

  • Her parents are concerned that she's been hanging out with 'a bad crowd'. [=with people who do illegal or immoral things]

  • He was never one to 'follow the crowd', so we weren't surprised when he dropped out of college to start his own business.

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