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.
See also: around, collect
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: around, collect
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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