huddle around

huddle around someone or something

to gather or bunch around someone or something. The girls huddled around Mary to hear what she had to say. The kids huddled around the cake and consumed it almost instantaneously.
See also: around, huddle
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My friend, husband and children were busily preparing food for our planned BBQ dinner and as the grey clouds were dissipating we all started to huddle around the garden table and BBQ chatting and laughing, reminiscing of days gone by.
These seven rocky worlds huddle around their small, dim, red star, like a family around a campfire," the artwork caption read, adding that the planet was voted "Best 'Hab Zone' Vacation" due to its proximity to the central ultracool dwarf star.
In the end, one of my trekking comrades took to scouring the book to find the dirtiest paragraphs and we'd all huddle around the camp fire to hear his hysterical enactments.
During the festival, people huddle around bonfires and throw rice and popcorn into the flames, thanking god for a good harvest and seek prosperity in the coming year.
4 THIS Jubilee Tapestry Cube from Aldi is ideal if you're expecting a huddle around the TV for the celebrations.
Co-operative and Dolen Cymru staff members and Oxfam chief executive Dame Barbara Stocking joined supporters to huddle around a huge honey pot at the Co-operative Food store in Crwys Road, Cardiff, to mark the launch - the aim will be to fill it to the brim by holding fundraising activities.
Packed with big hair, big "tashes", but not so big shorts, the BIG MATCH DVD is a nostalgic trip down memory lane, revisiting an era in which families across the land would huddle around the TV every weekend to watch live football beamed into their living rooms.
dance music fans would huddle around radios up and down the country, and hang on Pete's every word.
EVERTONIANS will be doing everything they can to huddle around television screens and computers on Tuesday morning when the UEFA Cup draw is made in Nyon - and there is potential for the Blues to renew some old acguaintances.
Braving wind and rain, aviation ordnancemen assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Two Five (VFA-25) huddle around a bomb rack trying to finish their checks before the rain becomes an impediment to safety.
This is the place to take in the sunset or huddle around fire rings in the evening, much like a beach bonfire.
Teachers don't have to wait to go home and use their computer, or find a way to all huddle around a single machine to look at their own training materials.
Until then, you may want to huddle around pals who don't seem appealing to mosquitoes.
Move your furniture around - you don't need to huddle around the fire any more
Aside from the unshaven few who always huddle around the high-tech gadgets, the male of the species was virtually absent.