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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.


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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