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cluster around (someone or something)

1. To gather around someone or something. The kids clustered around the clown to watch him make balloon animals.
2. To position someone or something around someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "cluster" and "around." Mom clustered the kids around the clown so that they could all see him make balloon animals. Now we need to cluster the purple flowers around the white ones.
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cluster together

To gather or bunch together. The kids clustered together to watch the clown make balloon animals. Why are all of our nicest Christmas ornaments clustered together on one side of the tree?
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clusterfuck

1. rude slang A chaotic situation rife with problems. Oh, the dinner party was a total clusterfuck—the roast was dry, the toilet overflowed, and everyone argued about politics.
2. vulgar slang A group sexual encounter. No, I've never taken part in a clusterfuck—have you?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cluster around someone or something

[for a group of people or things] to bunch together, surrounding someone or something. The birds clustered around the chimney top to keep warm. The kids clustered around the police officer.
See also: around, cluster

cluster someone or something around someone or something

to bunch people or things together around someone or something. She clustered the cups around the punch bowl. Karen clustered the children around the fire.
See also: around, cluster

cluster together

to bunch or group together. All of the bats clustered together on the roof of the cave. The children clustered together in small groups here and there on the playground.
See also: cluster, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cluster fuck

1. n. an act of group rape. (Also Charlie Foxtrot from the initials CF. Usually objectionable.) Look at her! She’s just asking for a cluster fuck.
2. n. any event as riotous as an act of group rape. (Figurative on sense 1 The same allusion as sense 1) This goddamn day has been one long cluster fuck!
See also: cluster, fuck
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Based on rough fuzzy set theory [24], [25], the vehicles are clustered. If the location of the vehicle is less than the computed specified location and the relative speed of the vehicle is less than [+ or -][[DELTA].sub.V], then such vehicles are assigned to the lower approximation of the cluster as given in (2) and are assigned with a membership value 1.
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Obviously, the AllQinCen_AllClusters is the preferred method for searching in clustered document collections.
It is not uncommon for clustered network systems to support capacity levels matching Enterprise-class storage systems.
In 2002, PolyServe unveiled the world's largest clustered Oracle database on Linux proof of concept.
All resistance genes are clustered and are bracketed by two integron structures (5,6).
Initially available for Platform LSF(R) 5, RLX HPC Cluster Manager is the first HPC cluster management solution designed for RLX ServerBlade clustered environments.
That is, genes that displayed similar expression profiles throughout the time course of both experiments in this study were clustered together regardless of the function of the genes.
Instead, provide a central bathing space for each clustered household that would accommodate one resident at a time.
Both in the gaps between galaxies that are clustered and in the lonelier neighborhoods outside those clusters, magnetic fields are remarkably strong, a scientific team reports.
If a clustered server fails, applications running on that server are automatically restarted on another server in the cluster and users are transparently migrated to the new server without suffering any downtime.
The SAS hierarchical clustering procedure, CLUSTER, clustered the given set of data.
The 91 CAI skilled occupations were clustered on the basis of their R-I-A-S-E-C profile similarity according to Ward's (1963) minimum variance method using the CLUSTAN package (Wishart, 1978).
The first step namely data collection deals with the collection of documents, which are needed to be clustered. This is accomplished by several processes such as crawling, indexing, filtering and so on.
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