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English noun: swarm

1. swarm (group) a moving crowd


Synonymsdrove, horde


Broader (hypernym)crowd

2. swarm (group) a group of many things in the air or on the ground


SamplesA swarm of insects obscured the light.
Clouds of blossoms.
It discharged a cloud of spores.


Synonymscloud


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping


Narrower (hyponym)infestation, plague


Member holonyminsect


English verb: swarm

1. swarm (stative) be teeming, be abuzz


SamplesThe garden was swarming with bees.
The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen.
Her mind pullulated with worries.


ExamplesThe streets swarm with crowds


Synonymspullulate, teem


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)buzz, hum, seethe


Narrower (hyponym)crawl

2. swarm (motion) move in large numbers


SamplesPeople were pouring out of the theater.
Beggars pullulated in the plaza.


ExamplesThe crowds swarm in the streets


Synonymspour, pullulate, stream, teem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together


Narrower (hyponym)pour out, spill out, spill over









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