collect around

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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Elinor found, when the evening was over, that disposition is not materially altered by a change of abode, for although scarcely settled in town, Sir John had contrived to collect around him, nearly twenty young people, and to amuse them with a ball.
Keeping in view the track record of revenue collection in the first 29 days of August, the FBR may collect around Rs260 billion by the end of the month, a shortfall of around Rs97 billion.
Shoppers now use click and collect around twice a month and of those who have failed to pick up an item, a third said collecting was a "hassle" and it was easier to wait for a refund before re-ordering for home delivery.
Also, the BOC-Cebu office was able to collect around PHP60 million in duties and taxes from a corn importer who filed his import entry here, he said.
But the hospital, in cahoots with doctors and PhilHealth officials, they will collect around P16,000 and sometimes P32,000.)
"By April 2019 we are looking to raise and collect around PS5 billion worth of tax revenue in Wales and our key principles will be to make the regime as fair as possible as well as clear, stable and simple."
Lajm has learned that they will organize signing of a petition to collect around 20,000 signatures, demanding the dismissal of Arifi and new elections in the municipality.
Could it be that the same government that spouts about the utility services ripping off the British public with their prices, are quite happy to let the oil companies rip off the motorist and collect around an extra 14p in tax and vat for every gallon of diesel sold?
Two of the motorbikes alone are set to collect around EUR75,000.
8 February 2012 - Denmark-based Spar Nord Bank will place stock with existing shareholders, seeking to collect around DKK850m (USD152m/EUR114m), the lender said today.
'These clever vehicles will deliver and collect around 3,600 meal trays, hundreds of clean and dirty linen items and other waste from around the hospital,' said RNSH General Manager Sue Shilbury.
A cabbie refuted this saying he used to do more than 30 trips to collect around Dh350 per day.C A"This has become impossible after the Dh10 minimum fare.
Bulbs are available throughout October and each group will be able to collect around 200 bulbs.
The Bishkek water company plans to collect around US$2 million annually after raise of cold water and sewage tariffs, Bishkek water company chief Kanybek Sulaimanov said on Wednesday.Earlier, the Bishkek local council approved raise of cold water and sewage tariffs since March 1.
Louise Pedersen from the RSPB in Birmingham said: "I don't know if it was because of the colourful bird costumes we were wearing, but people were very generous and we managed to collect around pounds 400 which will go towards the RSPB's vital conservation work in the region.