Significado de “gather” - en el Diccionario Inglés

gather en inglés británico

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gatherverb

uk /ˈɡæð.ər/ us /ˈɡæð.ɚ/

gather verb (COLLECT)

B2 [ T ] to collect several things, often from different places or people:

I went to several libraries to gather information about the plans.
We gathered blueberries from the bushes.
She gathered up the newspapers that were scattered around the floor.
We gathered our things together and left quickly.

[ T + adv/prep ] to put your arms around someone and hold or carry them in a careful or loving way:

He gathered her in his arms and kissed her.
She gathered the children up and hurried into the house.
gather speed, strength, momentum, etc.

C1 to become faster, stronger, etc.:

The bicycle gathered speed as it went down the hill.
Economic recovery is gathering pace.
gather (up) strength/courage

to prepare to make a great effort to be strong or brave:

I spent a week gathering the courage to say no.

Más ejemplos

  • I'll just gather my things together and then we can go.
  • He gathered some wood to build a fire.
  • On a clear, straight road you can gather speed.
  • The contest for deputy leadership of the party is gathering speed.
  • The encyclopedia sits on my shelf at home, gathering dust.

gather verb (COME TOGETHER)

B2 [ I ] When people or animals gather, they come together in a group:

A crowd had gathered to hear her speak.
Gather round, children, and I'll tell you a story.

[ I ] literary to get thicker and closer:

Storm clouds were gathering.

Más ejemplos

  • Protestors gathered outside the court to await the verdict.
  • An audience gathered to hear him speak.
  • At 6:30, everyone gathered for drinks and appetizers in the lounge.
  • A crowd had gathered around the scene of the accident.
  • Hundreds gathered to await the boxer's arrival at the airport.

gather verb (CLOTH)

[ T ] to pull cloth into small folds by sewing a thread through it and then pulling the thread tight:

a gathered skirt

[ T ] If you gather a piece of clothing or loose cloth around yourself, you pull it close to your body:

She shivered, and gathered the blanket around her.

Modismos

gathernoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈɡæð.ər/ us /ˈɡæð.ɚ/

(Definición de gather del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

gather en inglés americano

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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.

Modismos

(Definición de gather del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)