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gather verb (COLLECT)

 us   /ˈɡæð·ər/ [T] to collect or obtain things, esp. from different places: I went to several libraries to gather information. We gathered blackberries from the nearby fields.gathers momentum/speed If something gathers momentum/speed, it gradually becomes faster or stronger: Pressure for reform of the health-care system is gathering momentum.

gather verb (COME TOGETHER)

 us   /ˈɡæð·ər/ [I] (of people or animals) to come together in a group: A crowd gathered to hear her speak.

gather verb (UNDERSTAND)

 us   /ˈɡæð·ər/ fml to understand or believe something as a result of something that has been said or done: [+ (that) clause] From the look on their faces, she gathered (that) they were annoyed with her.
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