cluster around (someone or something)

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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 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.
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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.
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At present, 276 tanneries were operating in 10 clusters around the city.
Your industry has successful clusters around the country, not only in the North East where we have one of the largest clusters, but also in the North West too.
This facilitates placing clusters around a central location keeping components relative to the center object(s), retaining the same relative component positions as other circuits.
However, a new report suggests that earthquakes occur not only in geographic clusters around the world but also in "time clusters.
It is proposed that sites will be grouped in clusters around a key gateway location.
Authors identify the different types of clusters around the world and consider what policy makers could learn by studying them.
There was no sign of fast food clusters around schools in "low-commercialization areas.
Instead the MHS team uses their focus on love hotel clusters around freeway offramps to go Upfront and negotiate directly with operators--many of whom are also owners--they feel could be under financial pressure.
For example, if developers wanted to form clusters around the forest industry, they would search out forest-driven areas like Sault Ste.
The report includes a look at four successful clusters (page 22) and we have also included a listing of around 70 of the more active clusters around the country, part of a major study undertaken for Industry New Zealand (page 26).
Corruption hovers in clusters around it and it causes the continuation of desperate poverty for lots of people across the world.
Move your pots into clusters around the house windows so you can see them from indoors.
2) A tour group of schoolchildren clusters around a holy-water basin in the church.
Conceived as a village, the group of buildings clusters around a central covered street with a kind of public square at the end where you enter it.
It has teamed up with geo-demographic specialist CACI to identify different population clusters around the country.