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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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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.
See also: concentrate, on
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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company exported antimony-containing ore and concentrate for 4.3 million soms for 2017-2018.
The researchers identified and quantified 43 aroma-active compounds in the vitamin concentrates, with more compounds detected in concentrates with vitamins A and D than in those with vitamin D alone.
Hilex, headquartered in Hartsville, S.C., began pelletizing its own CaCO3 concentrate 18 months ago in its North Vernon, Ind., plant.
Most generic concentrate ends up as filler and sweetener in food and beverage products.
Thanks to the development of more soluble concentrates, the soy protein is being consumed with the end product rather than lingering in the consumer's mouth to leave an aftertaste.
Each pair of rolls contained a total of 7.5 to 15 grams of a beta-glucan concentrate. Malkki now attributes the small (about 5 percent) average cholesterol reduction observed in these men to the relatively short beta-glucan chains used in the concentrate, and says he expects better results from formulations with longer chains.
Endex PBS 2610 and Endex PBS 2625 concentrates designed for use in engineering polymers, which are moisture sensitive such as PET and PC.
"Today the grape juice concentrate market is filling the surplus grape market role.
AccelMax SC "super concentrates" utilize advanced carrier resins from DuPont to provide broader compatibility with polar and nonpolar resins than carriers based on PE or acrylate copolymers.
Summary: The corn gluten feed concentrates market can be segmented into nature, form and packaging type.
Flame-retardant thermoplastic concentrates on a custom and proprietary basis.
[ClickPress, Thu Jun 13 2019] Corn gluten feed concentrates is a product of wet milling industry, which produces starch, sweeteners, oil, and high fructose syrup.
Proprietary concentrates of silicone fluids for all thermoplastics reportedly improve mold release, reduce overall cycle time, reduce rejects, and improve part wear and bearing properties.
Summary: The study estimates that by the end of 2026, the global market for cheese concentrates will touch a valuation of US$ 2.2 billion.