collect around

collect around someone or something

to gather around someone or something; to accumulate around someone or something. The guests collected around the table that held the birthday cake. The children collected around the birthday boy.
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Just a handful of volunteers managed to collect around 8,000 signatures calling for the service.
Government can collect around six billion rupees in taxes if elite are made to pay taxes and FBR works honestly, he said, adding that it will break the begging bowl forever.
Is it OK to allow fallen tree leaves to collect around the bases of my shrubs?
Incredibly, he returned shortly after to collect around PS20 in pound coins whilst the man was dialling 999.
Lajm has learned that they will organize signing of a petition to collect around 20,000 signatures, demanding the dismissal of Arifi and new elections in the municipality.
Could it be that the same government that spouts about the utility services ripping off the British public with their prices, are quite happy to let the oil companies rip off the motorist and collect around an extra 14p in tax and vat for every gallon of diesel sold?
These clever vehicles will deliver and collect around 3,600 meal trays, hundreds of clean and dirty linen items and other waste from around the hospital,' said RNSH General Manager Sue Shilbury.
A cabbie refuted this saying he used to do more than 30 trips to collect around Dh350 per day.
Bulbs are available throughout October and each group will be able to collect around 200 bulbs.
The Bishkek water company plans to collect around US$2 million annually after raise of cold water and sewage tariffs, Bishkek water company chief Kanybek Sulaimanov said on Wednesday.
We predict that around a third of that number have come forward this time under the New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO) and that HMRC is likely to collect around pounds 135 million.
We predict that around a third of that number have come forward this time under the New Disclosure Opportunity and HMRC is likely to collect around pounds 135m.
We are hoping to collect around 25,000 text books and we need to find free storage of around 200 square feet.
Bob Clear, who runs Bob's Tackle and Bait at Mwyndy, is once again sponsoring the event so there will some good prizes and the winner should collect around pounds 200.
Totepool spokesman George Primarolo said: "This weekend's Scoop6 action sees a nice blend of Group and handicap racing, and a single winner could collect around pounds 350,000.