Definition of throng in English:

throng

Syllabification: throng
Pronunciation: /THrôNG, THräNG
 
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noun

verb

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  • 1(Of a crowd) fill or be present in (a place or area): a crowd thronged the station the streets are thronged with people
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    • The place was thronged with people, all quietly enjoying the moment.
    • He is enthused by the huge crowds thronging the place on the first day of the festival and fervently hopes that the flow would continue at the same pace.
    • For the crowds thronging the place more to see the complex than to watch movies, it's an enjoyable experience.
    Synonyms
    crowd, cluster, mill, swarm, surge, congregate, gather
  • 1.1 [no object] Flock or be present in great numbers: tourists thronged to the picturesque village
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    • This recommendation would not go down well with most tourists who throng to the hills in summer and the plains in winter.
    • Happy inhabitants throng with tourists, all very convivial.
    • Baharum said checking hotel guest lists is a precautionary measure as many foreign tourists throng to the Golden Triangle.
    Synonyms
    flock, stream, swarm, troop, pour in

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'.

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