- 1crowd something to fill a place so there is little room to move Thousands of people crowded the narrow streets.
- 2crowd something to fill your mind so that you can think of nothing else Memories crowded his mind.
- 3crowd somebody (informal) to stand very close to somebody so that they feel uncomfortable or nervous Word Origin Old English crūdan ‘press, hasten’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kruien
BrE BrE//kraʊd//; NAmE NAmE//kraʊd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crowd
BrE BrE//kraʊd//; NAmE NAmE//kraʊd//he / she / it crowds
BrE BrE//kraʊdz//; NAmE NAmE//kraʊdz//past simple crowded
BrE BrE//ˈkraʊdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkraʊdɪd//past participle crowded
BrE BrE//ˈkraʊdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkraʊdɪd//-ing form crowding
BrE BrE//ˈkraʊdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkraʊdɪŋ//