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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He details how railroads shape the physical environment (people and economic activity collect around them; there's money to be made), and the ways in which their return signals social, cultural, and economic changes as well as decisions to be made concerning government expenditures, and land use and development policies.