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1. swarm

verb. ['ˈswɔrm'] move in large numbers.

Synonyms

  • pour
  • spill out
  • crowd
  • spill over
  • pour out
  • teem
  • crowd together
  • stream

Antonyms

  • reality
  • emptiness

Etymology

  • swarm (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swearm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • swarmen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Swarm

  • transform
  • misinform
  • disinform
  • lukewarm
  • conform
  • reform
  • perform
  • inform
  • deform
  • storm
  • schwarm
  • torme
  • norm
  • form
  • dorm
  • orme

Example sentences of the word swarm


1. Verb, base form
Throughout summer, butterflies, moths and other pollinators will swarm butterfly bushes in grand displays of fluttering color.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Swatting flies with a fly swatter when they swarm indoors is the most effective form of cluster fly control.

3. Noun, singular or mass
If you disturb a nest, run away from the swarm.

Quotes containing the word swarm


1. Moths,"repeats Will. "You're afraid of moths?""Not just a cloud of moths,"she says, "like...a swarm of them. Everywhere. All those wings and legs and..."She shudders and shakes her head."Terrifying,"Will says with mock seriousness. "That's my girl. Tough as cotton balls.""Oh, Shut up.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

2. The words “I love you” swim and swarm as they swirl and form fluidly, and if you are thirsty then how I feel about you is an extra large—with free refills.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Life was a swarm of accidents waiting in the treetops, descending upon any living thing that passed, ready to eat them alive. You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents- the rest you let float by.
- David Wroblewski, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

2. swarm

verb. ['ˈswɔrm'] be teeming, be abuzz.

Synonyms

  • pullulate
  • buzz
  • seethe
  • teem
  • hum

Etymology

  • swarm (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swearm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • swarmen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. swarm

noun. ['ˈswɔrm'] a group of many things in the air or on the ground.

Synonyms

  • cloud
  • grouping
  • infestation
  • insect
  • plague

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • straighten
  • stay in place
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • swarm (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swearm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • swarmen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. swarm

noun. ['ˈswɔrm'] a moving crowd.

Synonyms

  • drove
  • crowd

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • show
  • clear up

Etymology

  • swarm (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swearm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • swarmen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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