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swarm

noun     /swɔːm/ US  /swɔːrm/
[C] a large group of insects all moving together: a swarm of bees/wasps/ants/locusts The dead sheep was covered with swarms of flies.Animal groupings [C, + sing/pl verb] a large group of people all moving together: A swarm of/Swarms of journalists followed the film star's car.Groups of people
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