flock Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"flock" in British English

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flocknoun

uk   /flɒk/  us   /flɑːk/

flock noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​sheep, ​goats, or ​birds: a flock ofsheep/​goats/​geese The ​shepherd is ​bringing his flock down from the ​hills. [C, + sing/pl verb] a ​largegroup of ​people, usually ​people of a ​particulartype: A ​noisy flock oftourists came into the ​building. The ​priestinvited all the ​members of his flock (= all the ​people who go to his ​church) to ​attend the ​specialservice.

flock noun (MATERIAL)

[U] (US also flocking) softmaterial used for ​fillingobjects such as cushions, or ​softmaterial that ​forms a ​raisedpattern on wallpaper or ​curtains

flockverb

uk   /flɒk/  us   /flɑːk/

flock verb (MOVE IN GROUP)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​move or come together in ​largenumbers: Hundreds of ​people flocked to the ​footballmatch. [+ to infinitive] Crowds of ​people flocked to ​see the Picasso ​exhibition.

flock verb (DECORATE)

[T] to ​cover a ​surface with a ​softmaterial in ​order to ​decorate it: You can flock a ​livingChristmastree to ​achieve the ​effect of ​naturalsnow. a flocked ​greetingscard
(Definition of flock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flocknoun [C]

 us   /flɑk/
a ​group of ​sheep, ​goats, or ​birds, or a ​group of ​people: a flock of ​ducks a flock of ​reporters A flock is also the ​people who are ​members of a ​church.

flockverb [I]

 us   /flɑk/
to move or ​gather together in ​largenumbers: Tourists flock to the ​village. [+ to infinitive] Crowds of ​people flocked to ​see the Picasso ​exhibition.
(Definition of flock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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