:to press on :hurry
- The ships crowded northward.
:to press close
- The players crowded around the coach.
:to collect in numbers
- Police officers warned people not to crowd.
:to fill by pressing or thronging together
:to press, force, or thrust into a small space
- crowded the people into the bus
—often used with off or out
- crowd a person off the sidewalk
:to urge on
- … I crowded him until streams of sweat ran from his beard.
- —Jesse H. Stuart
:to put on (sail) in excess of the usual for greater speed
:to put pressure on
- Don't crowd me, I'll pay.
- … changes … crowd each other in a whirl of confusing images when we try to picture this century …
- —Nicholas Murray Butler
:to press or stand close to
- The batter was crowding the plate.
:to approach or come close to (an age or amount)
- a friend who's crowding 70
- … a sedan that crowds $100,000 when all the option boxes have been checked.
- —Jeff Sabatini