gather around

This page is about the phrasal verb gather around.

Meaning: If people gather around, they form a group or a small crowd around something or someone.

Synonym: congregate

For example:

  • gather around As soon as Simon began playing his guitar and singing, people gathered around to listen.

  • gather around After Ronaldo fell down and grabbed his foot, other players gathered around to see what was wrong with him.

Quick Quiz:

We went trekking and camping in the forest with some friends, and every night we would tell stories and sing songs after gathering around

a. our tents

b. our campfire

c. our camper van

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