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 then seated himself at the foot of the ladder in the Arab fashion, with his legs crossed under him, and a portion of the crowd collected around him in a circle, at respectful distances.
Very soon, in five minutes or so, he was discovered, and a crowd collected around him.
Masses of white clouds were collected around these pinnacles, as if for the sake of pleasing the stranger's eye.
I FOUND all the idle boys in the neighborhood collected around the pony-chaise, expressing, in the occult language of slang, their high enjoyment and appreciation at the appearance of "Ariel" in her man's jacket and hat.
That was the center of all his operations, and he there collected around him all his friends, and all the people of the lower class, eternally inclined to cherish the enemies of constituted power.
At a few steps distant from the vehicle he now found a company of some thirty stragglers collected around an immense fire, which they were feeding with planks, caisson covers, wheels, and broken carriages.
See that cluster of persons collected around poor Ali, who is as much astonished as themselves; really one might suppose he was the only Nubian they had ever beheld.
Giving a further break-up of the revenue figures, he said during the month of July 2019, the FBR collected around Rs281.7 billion against a target of Rs291.5 billion.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has collected around Rs 1.893 billion tax in July 2019 showing almost 300 per cent increase as compared to the corresponding month of the last year.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has collected around Rs 1.893 billion tax in July 2019 showing almost 300 per cent increase as compared to the corresponding month of the last year.
Bezos collected around $1.8 billion in cash from selling about 900,000 shares of Amazon's stock in the last three days of July, according to a regulatory filing.
Singer Ali Gul Pir, alongside Imran Ashraf Awan initiated the distribution drive on the first day in areas including Clifton and Sea View where huge crowds collected around them, as they clicked snaps with amidst all the chaos.
Since the ban on plastics was reinforced from April1, Phuentsholing Thromde's environment teampenalized shopkeepers in possession of plastic carrybags and collected around Nu 67,000 in the last twodays.As the first-time penalty amounts to Nu 500,fines were collected from more than 130 businessestablishments.Shopkeepers are angry that they were alsopenalized for possessing old plastic carry bagsinside their shops.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has collected around 190 samples of fizzy drinks during the years 2016-18 to check the quality of the drinks as per standards of the authority.
He added that locals had collected around Rs3 million to install the tube well in the Ladha area which was expected to provide drinking water to some 400 households.