crowd around/round

phrasal verb

crowded around/round; crowding around/round; crowds around/round
: to form a tight group around (something or someone)
A small group of people crowded around the car.
When one of the protesters began to speak, the people crowded around (him) to hear what he had to say.

Examples of crowd around/round in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Palestinians crowd around a food distribution point in Rafah. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 7 Apr. 2024 Not long afterward, armed Wide Awakes in St. Louis captured all 800 members of a Democratic militia who were accused of Confederate leanings, and fired on the crowd around them, killing 30 people. Jon Grinspan, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2024 Around 40 of Peláez's neighbors crowd around, nodding in agreement. Emily Green, NPR, 8 Mar. 2024 Reporters will crowd around Aiyuk’s platform to learn more about the man who caught 75 passes for 1,342 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season before standing the NFC title game on its ear with his miracle catch. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 The crowd around Lee overwhelmed the attacker, who appeared to be posing as one of his supporters. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2024 Roy Alnashef walked into the crowd around Los Angeles City Hall clutching a poster in each hand. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2023 Elisa, who prefers not to share her last name for privacy, looks at the crowd around her at the Toronto protest. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Nov. 2023 But as more shots were fired into the crowd around 7 p.m., everyone began running for the door. Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 26 Oct. 2023

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“Crowd around/round.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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