(intransitive) To congregate.
Other Word Forms of Throng
Origin of Throng
From Middle English, from Old English þrang, Ä¡eþrang (“crowd, press, tumult"), from Proto-Germanic *þrangwÄ…, *þrangwō (“throng"), *þrangwaz (“push, drive"), from Proto-Indo-European *trenk(w)- (“to beat, hew, press"). Cognate with Dutch drang (“urge, push, impulse"), German Drang (“urge, drive, impulse"), Danish trang (“urge"), Norwegian trong (“need"), Icelandic þröng (“narrow, tightly pressed, crowd, throng") and Swedish trÃ¥ng (“tight, narrow"). Probably related to Albanian drojÃ« (“fear, fear of the crowd") and to drang (“huge rod, pole, oar"). More at thring.
Middle English from Old English gethrang
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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