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English definition of “gather”

gather

verb
 
 
/ˈɡæðər/
MAKE A GROUP [I, T] B2 to join other people somewhere to make a group, or to bring people together into a group: Crowds of fans gathered at the stadium for the big match.Forming groups (of people)
COLLECT [T] B2 to collect several things together, often from different places or people: They interviewed 1000 people to gather data on TV viewing habits. She gathered her things together and left.Collecting and amassing
THINK [T] to think something is true because you have heard or seen information about it: From what I can gather, they haven't sold their house yet.Concluding and deducing
gather speed/strength/support, etc to increase in speed/strength/support, etcIncreasing and decreasing speed of motion
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