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swarmnoun [C]

us   /swɔrm/
a large group of insects, esp. bees, or any large, busy group: Swarms of reporters descended on the little town.

swarmverb [I always + adv/prep]

us   /swɔrm/
to move in a large group: In summer, mosquitoes swarm around that pond. The playground swarmed with little kids.
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swarmnoun

uk   /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.
[C, + sing/pl verb] a large group of people all moving together: A swarm of/Swarms of photographers followed the star's car.

swarmverb [I]

uk   /swɔːm/ us   /swɔːrm/
When insects swarm, they come together in a large group.
When people swarm somewhere, they move there in a large group or in large numbers: During the summer, tourists swarm the little beachside town.
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