gather (something) from (someone or something)
1. Literally, to collect or take something from someone or something. Mom gathered our phones from us as part of our punishment. I bet he gathered those flowers from my garden.
2. To learn or deduce something from the information or clues given. A: "Ben's not doing well, I'm afraid." B: "Uh yeah, I gathered that much from his disheveled appearance."
gather something from someone or something
to learn something from someone or something; to infer something from someone or someone's remarks. (The something is often a clause shifted to another position in the sentence.) I gather from your brother that you do not approve of her. We gathered that from your remarks.
gather something from someone
to collect something from someone. I will gather the papers from Wally, and you go get those that Ted is working on. Would you gather the pictures from everyone? We have to leave now and take them with us.
gather something from something
to collect something from something. Kristine gathered the honey from the beehives. I gathered my money from the cashier.