gather (something) from (someone or something)

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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."
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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gather something from something

to collect something from something. Kristine gathered the honey from the beehives. I gathered my money from the cashier.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Aramis and Porthos, concealed behind some projecting mass of rock, collected the words that escaped from the poor people, who fled, trembling, carrying with them their most valuable effects, and tried, whilst listening to their complaints, to gather something from them for their own interest.
AoEverybodyAAEs got to give up something, but the team should gather something from that as an overall factor.AoThey gathered all right, never trailing by more than two points.