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Visitors have long had to fend off a swarm of people hawking camel rides and souvenirs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Scores of fans swarmed on to the pitch and clashed with police. The Sun (2009)The court swarmed with people turning and gasping and pressing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Officials said that the rival fans swarmed the pitch after the referee blew the final whistle. Times, Sunday Times (2012) People began swarming into the streets leading to the ring. Zindell, David The Broken God (1993)Hundreds of fans have swarmed to the hotel. The Sun (2012)It was far better than simply just watching all those swarms of people trudging past our base. Stewart, Bob (Lt-Col) Broken Lives (1993)They swarmed forward with grace and purpose, just as they did at this time last year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The king is presented as some gigantic patriarch, his body compiled of a swarm of tiny people. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He then scaled a safety fence to show off the gold trophy to the thousands of fans who had swarmed on to the track. The Sun (2015)SHOPPERS fled in panic yesterday when a huge swarm of wasps swooped on a busy high street. The Sun (2015)Some claimed that the 28-year-old was pushed off the crowded platform when people swarmed forward as the train arrived. The Sun (2015)By day, we sat watching them train in their helicopters like swarms of wasps in the sand dunes south of the city. Aidan Hartley THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)The hosts could smell fear and swarmed forward in waves - a tactic they would not have dared risk in the first period. The Sun (2009)To suddenly be thrown into a match in front of 42,000 with swarms of fans outside making as much noise was completely new. The Sun (2015)Wouldn't that be a great selling point and have swarms of parents changing over to a company mature enough to support a safer internet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A holidaymaker was stung to death in front of his family by a swarm of wasps after he accidentally slipped on to a nest. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For the Portsmouth fan, life is like having a swarm of wasps attack your picnic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Soon after the report was published, Australian federal police swarmed over a large bungalow he rented and left laden with boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A resident said: 'The area is swarming with police. The Sun (2009)That oppressive heat triggered an annual summer occurrence, as swarms of flying ants appeared over the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is the day of the year when swarms of flying ants erupt across the country, crawling over the ground, filling the air. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A swarm of mirrors flying in formation in space are the best defence against an asteroid hitting Earth, a study has concluded. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'swarm'

British English: swarm NOUN
A swarm of bees or other insects is a large group of them flying together.
...a swarm of locusts.
British English: swarm VERB
When bees or other insects swarm, they move or fly in a large group.
A dark cloud of bees comes swarming out of the hive.
  • American English: swarm
  • Brazilian Portuguese: enxamear
  • Chinese: 大群移动蜜蜂或其他昆虫
  • European Spanish: formar un enjambre
  • French: essaimer
  • German: schwärmen
  • Italian: brulicare
  • Japanese: 虫が 群れとなって動く
  • Korean: 떼지어 다니다
  • European Portuguese: enxamear
  • Spanish: formar un enjambre

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