gather to (oneself)

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gather to (oneself)

To move someone or something closer to oneself. The mother gathered her crying child to herself. I gathered my books to myself and left the library.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gather someone or something to oneself

to draw someone or something to oneself. The hen gathered her chicks to herself. Harry gathered the poker chips to himself.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A ruffle is usually gathered to 1/3 or 1/2 of the original fabric strip length, depending on the fabric choice.
HUBBARDSTON - At an evening reception May 14, staff, volunteers, practitioners and community members gathered to welcome the newly elected members of The Gathering Inn's Board of Directors.
spirits in their capacity as the gathered to become.
McMaster, whose own community has been torn apart by the conflict, called on those gathered to "pray for the ability to rebuild trust, hope, peace and love for one another."
This exercise had a transforming effect on those of us gathered to worship.
We are the people he gathered to say "thank you" for the Good News.