gather (a)round (someone or something)

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gather (a)round (someone or something)

1. To convene or assemble around a particular person or thing. All of the kids eagerly gathered around Santa Claus. Come on, fellas, gather round the campfire!
2. To cause people to convene or assemble around oneself or a particular person or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "gather" and "(a)round." Santa Claus gathered all of the children around himself to hand out gifts. Please gather everyone around the campfire.
See also: gather
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gather someone or something around (oneself)

to collect people or things around oneself; to draw someone or something to oneself. He gathered a lot of arty people around himself. She liked to gather exotic plants around herself. Grandpa gathered all the kids around and read them a story.
See also: around, gather

gather around someone or something

to collect around someone or something. Let's all gather around her and hear her out. Please gather around the table for dinner.
See also: around, gather
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gather around

or gather round
1. To come to some place and form a group; assemble at: The cowboys gathered round the campfire.
2. To cause some people or things to come to a place; bring some people or things together around a place: We gathered the tour group around the exhibit and began our talk.
See also: around, gather
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
The shadows of poverty and meanness gather around us, "and lo!
That's the age when we gather around us friends from school and university, from first jobs and from settling into our adult lives.
We gather around us things we do like, But her world of wonder is such a sight.
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He read from Mark's Gospel chapter 3 - Jesus appoints his disciples - and posed the question What sort of people would we gather around us? He then read verses from chapter 10 - the request of James and John - when Jesus replied Jesus reply that they who would want to be first must be a slave to all.
Cleverly designed and compact, Summer House too makes you realise that much of what we gather around us is unnecessary.
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We approach December in reasonable shape, with confidence high, despite the uncertainties that gather around us. December is traditionally a good month for shares.
As family and friends gather around us we should all take a moment to reflect and realise that their homes in Dunblane will seem even emptier on Wednesday.