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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crowd v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crowded; p. pr. & vb. n. Crowding.]
 1. To push, to press, to shove.
 2. To press or drive together; to mass together. Crowd us and crush us.”
 3. To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
    The balconies and verandas were crowded with spectators, anxious to behold their future sovereign.   --Prescott.
 4. To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably. [Colloq.]
 To crowd out, to press out; specifically, to prevent the publication of; as, the press of other matter crowded out the article.
 To crowd sail Naut., to carry an extraordinary amount of sail, with a view to accelerate the speed of a vessel; to carry a press of sail.