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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 swarm /ˈswɔrm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swarm v. i.  To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin. [Colloq.]
    At the top was placed a piece of money, as a prize for those who could swarm up and seize it.   --W. Coxe.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swarm, n.
 1. A large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion. “A deadly swarm of hornets.”
 2. Especially, a great number of honeybees which emigrate from a hive at once, and seek new lodgings under the direction of a queen; a like body of bees settled permanently in a hive. “A swarm of bees.”
 3. Hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites.
    Those prodigious swarms that had settled themselves in every part of it [Italy].   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Multitude; crowd; throng.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swarm, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swarmed p. pr. & vb. n. Swarming.]
 1. To collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer.
 2. To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude.
 3. To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion.
    Every place swarms with soldiers.   --Spenser.
 4. To abound; to be filled (with).
 5. To breed multitudes.
 Not so thick swarmed once the soil
 Bedropped with blood of Gorgon.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swarm, v. t. To crowd or throng.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a moving crowd [syn: drove, horde]
      2: a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the
         light"; "a cloud of butterflies" [syn: cloud]
      v 1: be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees";
           "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her
           mind pullulated with worries" [syn: teem, pullulate]
      2: move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the
         theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza" [syn: pour,
         stream, teem, pullulate]