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concentrate at (some place)

1. To have people gather in a particular place or area. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "concentrate" and "at." Concentrate all the guests at the entrance to the venue for now—I don't want them to see the wedding party just yet.
2. To gather in a particular place or area in large numbers. Most of the guests are concentrated at the buffet right now. I had a hard time getting down the hallway because so many students were concentrated at the door to the gym.
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concentrate on (someone or something)

To focus on a particular person or thing. I'm sorry, but I can't concentrate on what you're saying with that music blaring in the background. If you want to get into the college of your choice, you really need to concentrate on your schoolwork.
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concentrate the mind

To cause one to focus, typically on what is important in a particular situation. I didn't think I was capable of diffusing a bomb, but nothing concentrates the mind more than the threat of danger!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

concentrate at some place

to gather thickly at a place. The moths concentrated at the window at night, attracted by the light. All the thirsty children concentrated at the water fountain.
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concentrate someone or something at something

to cause people or things to gather at a place; to cause people or things to convene or converge at a place. You shouldn't concentrate all the guards at one entrance. The general concentrated all the big guns at the entrance to the valley.
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concentrate something on someone or something

to focus something on someone or something; to center on someone or something. Let's try to concentrate our efforts on finishing this job today. She concentrated her attention on Lynn.
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concentrate (up)on someone or something

to focus one's thinking on someone or something; to think intensely about someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Please concentrate upon Jeff. He is the one we should discuss. Try to concentrate on your work more.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ˌconcentrate the ˈmind

make you think very clearly and seriously about something: Being informed that you are likely to lose your job unless you work harder concentrates the mind wonderfully.
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In this experimental design, the rats were exposed to filtered air and concentrated particles between 1000 and 1600 hr, for the first 3 days of weeks 1 and 5, and weeks 2-4.
where I([in.sub.jk]) = 1 when the rats were in the chamber and 0 otherwise; I([out.sub.1jk]) = 1 and I([out.sub.2jk]) = 1 when the rats were moved out of the chamber and the next hour, respectively, and 0 otherwise; 1(P[M.sub.jk]) = 1 when the jth day the rats were exposed to concentrated particles.
Hourly averaged crude effects of heart rate and blood pressure during and after exposures to concentrated ambient particle and filtered air, using measurements during exposure to room air as a baseline, are shown in Figure 1.
[ClickPress, Wed Apr 10 2019] Concentrated tomatoes are produced by extracting the liquid from ripe tomatoes and have a rich flavor with a red hue.
Thermofoam foam concentrates for most thermoplastics include Thermofoam I for styrenics and polyolefins; Thermofoam II for nylons, TP polyesters, and other resins with processing temperatures of 405-600 F; more highly concentrated Thermofoam III for nylon and TP polyester structural foams; and nonreleasing ammonia Thermofoam VI for PPE alloys.
In this case, prothrombin complex concentrate serves as a concentrated source of the required coagulation factors.
Commercially, nitric acid is available in a concentrated form (68% in water).
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Supplies concentrated dispersions of organic blowing agents or sodium bicarbonate.
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