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Definition of throng verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

throng

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//θrɒŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɔːŋ//
 
, NAmE//θrɑːŋ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they throng
BrE BrE//θrɒŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɔːŋ//
 
, NAmE//θrɑːŋ//
 
he / she / it throngs
BrE BrE//θrɒŋz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɔːŋz//
 
, NAmE//θrɑːŋz//
 
past simple thronged
BrE BrE//θrɒŋd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɔːŋd//
 
, NAmE//θrɑːŋd//
 
past participle thronged
BrE BrE//θrɒŋd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɔːŋd//
 
, NAmE//θrɑːŋd//
 
-ing form thronging
BrE BrE//ˈθrɒŋɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθrɔːŋɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈθrɑːŋɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (literary) to go somewhere or be present somewhere in large numbers + adv./prep. The children thronged into the hall. throng to do something People are thronging to see his new play. throng something Crowds thronged the stores. Word Origin Old English (ge)thrang ‘crowd, tumult’, of Germanic origin. The early sense of the verb (Middle English) was ‘press violently, force one's way’. Phrasal Verbsthrong with somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: throng

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