collect around (someone or something)

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collect around (someone or something)

To gather around someone or something. The kids collected around the clown to watch him make balloon animals.
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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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References in classic literature ?
He then seated himself at the foot of the ladder in the Arab fashion, with his legs crossed under him, and a portion of the crowd collected around him in a circle, at respectful distances.
Very soon, in five minutes or so, he was discovered, and a crowd collected around him.
Masses of white clouds were collected around these pinnacles, as if for the sake of pleasing the stranger's eye.
I FOUND all the idle boys in the neighborhood collected around the pony-chaise, expressing, in the occult language of slang, their high enjoyment and appreciation at the appearance of "Ariel" in her man's jacket and hat.
That was the center of all his operations, and he there collected around him all his friends, and all the people of the lower class, eternally inclined to cherish the enemies of constituted power.
At a few steps distant from the vehicle he now found a company of some thirty stragglers collected around an immense fire, which they were feeding with planks, caisson covers, wheels, and broken carriages.
See that cluster of persons collected around poor Ali, who is as much astonished as themselves; really one might suppose he was the only Nubian they had ever beheld.
The highest film yields went for Ahmed Ezz's "El Khaleya" which means the cell, with a total of EGP 55m, followed by Ahmed El-Sakka's "Horob Edtrary", which translates to Forced Escape, with around EGP 43m in revenues, while "El Kenz", or the treasure, collected around EGP 19m, securing the third spot.
Fire crews say a build up of fluff had collected around the motor of the dryer, which caused it to melt and catch fire.
I would guess that there are potentially millions of pounds not collected around the city.
The tax controlling department had collected around Rs50.
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has detected 486,238 tax defaulters in the country during the last two years and collected around Rs 52.
Kamakodi, Managing Director and CEO said: "We have collected around Rs 600 crore of deposits during the last three days.
Collections In 2014, they collected around OMR3,37,015.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has collected around Rs 183 billion on account of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) from January 2012 to December 31, 2015, official sources in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources said.