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A crowd gathered outside the hotel.
Football fans gathered around the TV in the corner of the bar.
She gathered her children and ran for shelter.
There were 60,000 fans gathered in the stadium.
Our report is based on information gathered from all parts of the country.
The police have been gathering evidence against him.
I need to gather together our tax documents.
This is the British English definition of gather. View American English definition of gather.
the part of the nucleus of an atom that has no electrical charge
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