Definition of 'droves'
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They used to come down in droves. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)The security forces were also rounding up young men in droves. Times, Sunday Times (2011)British workers are taking up the new option in droves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Will they sell up in droves? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Buyers are coming here in droves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This had led to young people turning away from religion in droves, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last week they came in - in droves. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Crowds stayed away in droves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We were losing women between the ages of 25 and 35 in droves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'droves'
Used Occasionally. droves is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'droves'
British English: droves NOUN
If you say that people are going somewhere or doing something in droves, you are emphasizing that there is a very large number of them.
Scientists are leaving the country in droves.
Definition of droves from the Collins English Dictionary
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