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

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

gather around

or gather round
v.
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
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* READY, GET SET: Children line up for a game at Blamires Christmas party in 1953 (Examiner ref: 53-5588, TmcHUD221209-KE22193) * SLIDE RULE: Blamires employees' children gather round one of the Christmas party entertainments.
Dean's mother, Tracy Murray, said: "It is bad enough that a group of 11 older pupils gather round one small boy and jeer at him, hit him, grab him and twist his face and ears.
Close by, part of the plane's undercarriage lies on the grass; TERRIFYING: Emergency crews gather round one of the escape chutes close to the mangled wing.