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crowd out

(krowd owt)
To displace or replace one population or community with elements from a competing one.
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Where the road grows narrow and black between the high banks the crowd jammed, and a desperate struggle occurred.
If a man among this crowd, whose uproar strikes us deaf, crosses the threshold of the House of Commons, I swear to run my sword that moment--not into his, but into your body!'
With that, they stepped back again, keeping their faces towards the crowd; took each an arm of the misguided nobleman; drew him into the passage, and shut the door; which they directly locked and fastened on the inside.
The crowd round them was laughing too and indeed, how could they help laughing?
"Let me get in, too, mates," shouted a young man in the crowd whose appetite was aroused.
When the orchestra crashed finally, they jostled their way to the sidewalk with the crowd. Pete took Maggie's arm and pushed a way for her, offering to fight with a man or two.
The place was crowded with people grouped about little tables.
IT WAS EARLY evening of a day in, the late fall and the Winesburg County Fair had brought crowds of country people into town.
In the main street of Winesburg crowds filled the stores and the sidewalks.
The waves of this crowd, augmented incessantly, dashed against the angles of the houses which projected here and there, like so many promontories, into the irregular basin of the place.
There was, at this moment, a great rolling movement in the crowd, which stopped for a moment the march of the condemned.
"What a fine fellow you are, friend!" said the Cossack to a convoy soldier with a wagon, who was pressing onto the infantrymen who were crowded together close to his wheels and his horses.