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verb     crowd pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecrowding
past tensecrowded
past participlecrowded
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move to a particular place at the same time as a lot of other people
    crowd round/around:

    Everyone in the restaurant crowded round them and started singing.

    crowd into:

    We crowded into the kitchen with the others.

  2. 2
    [transitive] if a group of people crowd a place, they make it full by being in it
  3. 3
    [transitive] if things such as thoughts or memories crowd your mind, your mind becomes full of them
  4. 4
    [transitive] to stand so close to someone that it annoys them or makes them feel nervous

    Don’t crowd me!

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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