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converge (up)on (someone or something)

1. To gather near something or someone as a destination, point of interest, or target of confrontation. Protestors converged on the senator, demanding his resignation over the scandal. Officials expect thousands of festivalgoers to converge on the rural fairgrounds.
2. To come together and merge at a focal point. In my nightmare, the shadows all converged upon themselves to form some horrific, singular entity.
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converge (up)on someone or something

 
1. Lit. to gather near or around someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Everyone converged on the wounded sailor. The shoppers converged on the store as it opened for the big sale.
2. Fig. to meet on someone or something; to grow together so as to focus on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Even political enemies converged on the matter of simplifying the tax code. Our discussions converged on Eric.
See also: converge, on

converge on

v.
1. To come together from various places and assemble somewhere for a common purpose: Protesters converged on the park for a peace rally.
2. To attack someone or something from all sides: The police converged on the suspect.
See also: converge, on
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Having been delayed far more than necessary by Eugene's high-minded reluctance to "betray" the despicable Luther, pic's strands come together when Eugene, Clarence and the hitherto unpaid robbery team all converge upon Luther's hideout, but they quickly become unglued in a bloodbath that ridiculously sees more than one villain superhumanly rise from the dead after having been riddled with bullets.
From July 7 to 11, as many as 8,000 journalists and students--nonwhite and white--are expected to converge upon a Seattle convention center for the 300-plus-booth job fair and 140plus workshops organized by UNITY.
His later work frequently invokes "modernization theory," a rather loose claim that all social systems are destined to converge upon the causally interconnected patterns of values, behaviors, and institutions he calls "modern.
The draft Recommendation to the Council of Ministers also says the planned unsteady pace of reduction would mean that not before 2001 will the deficit converge upon the stability and growth pact objective.
Salecker's narrative proceeds systematically through the story's components, so that by the middle of the book the different threads converge upon the catastrophe.
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For gender subordination to be real and radically objectionable, it must converge upon a single cause, operate systematically, compose a totality, brook no inexplicable variation across other vectors of power and create clearly marked oppressed and oppressor classes.
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I burn the light of recollections As they converge upon meGEORGE CARRICK, Cramlington.
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