MAKE A GROUP [I, T] › 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. COLLECT [T] › 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. 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.
gather speed/strength/support, etc › to increase in speed/strength/support, etc