"crowds" in the noun sense
a large number of things or people considered together
"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
2. crowd, crew, gang, bunch
an informal body of friends
"he still hangs out with the same crowd"
"crowds" in the verb sense
1. herd, crowd
cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
"We herded the children into a spare classroom"
fill or occupy to the point of overflowing
"The students crowded the auditorium"
3. crowd, crowd together
to gather together in large numbers
"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
4. push, crowd
approach a certain age or speed
"She is pushing fifty"
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