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English definition of “gather”


noun [C usually plural]     /ˈɡæð.ər/ US  //
a small fold that has been sewn into cloth: a skirt with gathers at the backThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothesParts of clothes
(Definition of gather noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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