collect around (someone or something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
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.