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concentrate at (some place)

1. To have people gather in a particular place or area. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "concentrate" and "at." Concentrate all the guests at the entrance to the venue for now—I don't want them to see the wedding party just yet.
2. To gather in a particular place or area in large numbers. Most of the guests are concentrated at the buffet right now. I had a hard time getting down the hallway because so many students were concentrated at the door to the gym.
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concentrate on (someone or something)

To focus on a particular person or thing. I'm sorry, but I can't concentrate on what you're saying with that music blaring in the background. If you want to get into the college of your choice, you really need to concentrate on your schoolwork.
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concentrate the mind

To cause someone to focus on something, usually what is important in a particular situation. I didn't think I was capable of diffusing a bomb, but nothing concentrates the mind more than the threat of danger!
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concentrate at some place

to gather thickly at a place. The moths concentrated at the window at night, attracted by the light. All the thirsty children concentrated at the water fountain.
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concentrate someone or something at something

to cause people or things to gather at a place; to cause people or things to convene or converge at a place. You shouldn't concentrate all the guards at one entrance. The general concentrated all the big guns at the entrance to the valley.
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concentrate something on someone or something

to focus something on someone or something; to center on someone or something. Let's try to concentrate our efforts on finishing this job today. She concentrated her attention on Lynn.
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concentrate (up)on someone or something

to focus one's thinking on someone or something; to think intensely about someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Please concentrate upon Jeff. He is the one we should discuss. Try to concentrate on your work more.
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ˌconcentrate the ˈmind

make you think very clearly and seriously about something: Being informed that you are likely to lose your job unless you work harder concentrates the mind wonderfully.
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The biggest recent improvements in concentrates come from the two main mineral suppliers, Omya and Imerys, which have developed new grades with narrower particle-size distribution and surface coatings specifically for film.
Undeterred, I learned enough to realize that people in the concentrate trade are a little paranoid for good reasons.
Concentrating the protein to a specific percentage does not necessarily concentrate the other benefits of soy in the same proportions, nor do all concentrates have the same properties.
Malkki makes his concentrate by grinding whole oats in a mix of water and alcohol, then washing away most of the starch and oil.
Dry powders or compounding of blowing agent masterbatches from 25 lb to truckloads in all resin systems and additives combined with colorants to provide multifunctional concentrates.
The article recounted that San Joaquin valley grape growers once viewed concentrate as market for surplus grapes, just as dessert/aperitif wines once were used to sop up grapes not used for raisins or table grapes.
Concentrates, powders, and pastes for vinyls, polyolefins, acrylics, and other thermoplastic compounds.
Gibbs concentrates her practice on all aspects of natural gas regulation, with a particular focus on advising international and U.
Flame-retardant concentrates in standard formulations or custom made.
com/reports/c40540) has announced the addition of Concentrates in Canada to their offering.
Proprietary concentrates of silicone fluids for all thermoplastics reportedly improve mold release, reduce overall cycle time, reduce rejects, and improve part wear and bearing properties.
PROVO, Utah -- Tahitian Noni International proves a little bit goes a long way with its new line of Liquid Noni Concentrates with Herbal Extracts.
Concentrates contain antioxidants, uv absorbers, and other stabilizers.