: 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
: push, force
—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.
: throng, jostle
- … 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