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Noun
A large number of people or things
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“A swarm of birds hopped from the nearby rooftops and sped off into the air.”
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A large number of honeybees that leave a hive en masse with a newly fertilized queen in order to establish a new colony
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“In 1990, a honey bee swarm unlike any before found in the United States was identified just outside the small south Texas town of Hidalgo.”
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A structure in which bees live
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The presence of a large number of pest organisms in an area or field, on the surface of a host or anything that might contact a host, or in the soil
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Complication, mess
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A country or area under the full or partial political control of another country and occupied by settlers from that country
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Verb
Move somewhere in large numbers
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“The market opens out into a harbour where people swarm everywhere, mending nets and building brightly coloured boats.”
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To be copiously supplied
“Within minutes the area was swarming with officers.”
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To climb by gripping with arms and legs alternately
“… one of the physical challenges had competitors swarming over a pile of logs.”
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Circle or fly
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To be in a state of violent rolling motion
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To make a quantity bigger
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To enter for conquest or plunder
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Scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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Rush, usually in liquid form
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