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throng

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /θrɒŋ/  us   /θrɑːŋ/
a crowd or large group of people: A huge throng had gathered round the speaker.

throng

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk   /θrɒŋ/  us   /θrɑːŋ/
to be or go somewhere in very large numbers: Crowds thronged the market place. The narrow streets were thronged with summer visitors. [+ to infinitive] Thousands of people thronged to see the exhibition while it was in the capital.
Translations of “throng”
in Arabic حَشد…
in Korean 군중…
in Malaysian sekumpulan…
in French foule…
in Turkish büyük kalabalık, insan seli…
in Italian folla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人群, 群眾…
in Russian толпа…
in Polish tłum…
in Vietnamese đám đông…
in Spanish multitud…
in Portuguese turma…
in Thai ฝูงชน…
in German die Menge…
in Catalan multitud…
in Japanese ~に群集, 大群…
in Indonesian orang banyak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人群, 群众…
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