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(of a space) full of people, leaving little or no room for movement; packed.‘a very crowded room’‘the crowded streets of Southwark’
packed, congested, crushed, cramped, overcrowded, full, filled to capacity, full to bursting, overfull, overflowing, teeming, swarming, thronged, populous, overpopulated, overpeopled, busyView synonyms
- ‘The train was moderately patronized, not too crowded at all.’
- ‘The flock of lawyers, looking like big birds to me, crowded around the bench to get the judge's attention.’
- ‘In support of his claim, he tells a story of riding a crowded night train through New York State.’
- ‘The blasts took place in crowded, middle-class neighborhoods.’
- ‘The old church of Nottingham was already crowded to excess.’
- ‘Such a goal, he explains, would provide him with some "differentiation in a crowded market."’
- ‘The longer I spent in Japan, which even in Tohoku is crowded for my tastes, the more I wanted to visit Siberia.’
- ‘Here's are some typical scenes in the Booth we were always very crowded!’
- ‘Along with the pressure for profitability, consolidation looms in the crowded market space.’
- ‘Anti-terror chiefs fear the target could have been the London Underground system, Gatwick airport or a crowded public area like a shopping centre.’
- ‘In the shark universe of business, particularly the crowded Web field, stasis means death.’
- ‘I soon began to notice the sidewalks were more crowded than usual.’
- ‘Needless to say the top was always crowded with male onlookers.’
- ‘A teenager was jailed yesterday for killing a rape suspect by stabbing him in the middle of a crowded shopping street.’
- ‘Once inside, he or she of ten endured endless waits in uncomfortable settings, in crowded or inadequately equipped hospitals.’
- ‘In the fantasy, we are sitting in a booth of a very crowded restaurant.’
- ‘On February 8, 2001, a powerful remote-controlled car bomb went off in the crowded Beit Yisrael area of Jerusalem.’
- ‘Of course, any time from mid November is likely to be a bit crowded.’
- ‘A mother was stabbed up to seven times by a mugger who attacked her in broad daylight on a crowded commuter bus.’
- ‘In Istanbul thousands of mourners gathered for funerals for some of the 17 people killed by twin blasts in a crowded city square.’
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