throng

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throng(
thrang
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (crowd)
a. la multitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The actor entered the hotel through the back door to avoid the throng of fans waiting for him at the main entrance.El actor entró al hotel por la puerta trasera para evitar a la multitud de fans que lo esperaban en la entrada principal.
The senator was addressing a throng of journalists outside her home.La senadora se dirigió a una multitud de periodistas en la entrada de su casa.
b. la muchedumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There was a throng of people waiting to be served at the bar.En la barra había una muchedumbre de personas que esperaban que los atendieran.
c. el gentío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I suddenly made out Val's face in the throng.De pronto alcancé a ver la cara de Val entre el gentío.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to crowd)
a. atestar
Christmas shoppers thronged the streets.Los compradores de regalos de Navidad atestaban las calles.
b. abarrotar
Fifty thousand people thronged the stadium to hear Mandela speak.Cincuenta mil personas abarrotaron el estadio para oír hablar a Mandela.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to flock)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Commuters on their way home thronged into the subway station.La gente que volvía del trabajo entraba en tropel en la estación del subte.
Thousands of pilgrims throng to Luján every year.Todos los años miles de peregrinos acuden en masa a Luján.
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throng
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el muchedumbre f, gentío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. atestar, abarrotar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (gather)
a. aglomerarse, apelotonarse
to throng round somebodyapiñarse en torno a alguien
people thronged to the new cinemasla gente acudió en masa a los nuevos cines
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throng [θrɒŋ]
noun
multitud (f); muchedumbre (f)
great throngs of tourists multitudes (f) de turistas
transitive verb
atestar
the streets are thronged with tourists las calles están atestadas de turistas
intransitive verb
the schoolchildren came thronging in los escolares entraron en tropel; to throng round sb apiñarse en torno a algn; to throng to hear sb venir en tropel or en masa a escuchar a algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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