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flock

noun uk   /flɒk/ us    /flɑːk/

flock noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of sheep, goats, or birds: a flock of sheep/goats/geese The shepherd is bringing his flock down from the hills. [C, + sing/pl verb] a large group of people, usually people of a particular type: A noisy flock of tourists came into the building. The priest invited all the members of his flock (= all the people who go to his church) to attend the special service.

flock noun (MATERIAL)

[U] ( US also flocking) soft material used for filling objects such as cushions, or soft material that forms a raised pattern on wallpaper or curtains

flock

verb uk   /flɒk/ us    /flɑːk/

flock verb (MOVE IN GROUP)

[I usually + adv/prep] to move or come together in large numbers: Hundreds of people flocked to the football match. [+ to infinitive] Crowds of people flocked to see the Picasso exhibition.

flock verb (DECORATE)

[T] to cover a surface with a soft material in order to decorate it: You can flock a living Christmas tree to achieve the effect of natural snow. a flocked greetings card
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