Translation of gather in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈgæðər; ˈgæðə(r)/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [crowd] congregarse*, reunirse*, juntarse they gathered round the table se reunieron or se agruparon en torno a la mesa the storm clouds were gathering se avecinaba la tormenta
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    • Philip's statement brought a ripple of laughter from the crowd of assembled contestants gathered around the archery range.
    • Mike looked around at the assemblage gathered around him.
    • I still remember a lover's quarrel last February when I'd walked desolately along Madison Avenue, only to come across a small crowd gathered around the store.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (amass) [flowers/mushrooms] juntar, recoger*; [information] reunir*, juntar; [people] reunir* to gather dust juntar or acumular polvo the typewriters are just gathering dust las máquinas de escribir están ahí sin hacer nada 1.2 (marshal) [thoughts] ordenar, poner* en orden; [strength/energy] juntar, hacer* acopio de
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    • Colliding with shorter broken lines along the way, each element seems to gather energy and speed in a display of centrifugal force.
    • Smoke twisted from the jaws of the stack, the big wheel turned, slowly at first, gathering momentum and speed.
    • The desire for speed gathered momentum in the twentieth century as America's strategic obligations broadened across the globe.
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    • Somehow, they gathered themselves to beat Limerick in the first round of the qualifiers but the core discontent hadn't been addressed.
    • He gathered himself up with as much dignity as he could muster before glaring at me.
    • Thankfully that was not the case as the lads once again gathered themselves and shot two late points to secure that all-important victory.
    1.3 (gain gradually) [speed] ir* adquiriendo
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    • Nevertheless here, and in the Source book, material previously scattered in archives is gathered together and ordered.
    • All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable.
    • The main sources used to gather information were as follows.
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    • The abundance of apple sellers, though, harks back to the old days when all the crops would be gathered in and no fruit picked after this date for the puca, a supernatural being, would be busy spoiling unpicked fruit at Halloween.
    • August to November heralds another period of fair weather, when the harvest is gathered in.
    • To most Pagans Samhain is a sacred day - a time when the last harvests are gathered in before winter's arrival, and the time when family members who have passed away are remembered and honored.
  • 2 (conclude) deducir* I gather from what you're saying that you don't agree deduzco por or de lo que dices que no estás de acuerdo you don't agree, I gather según parece no estás de acuerdo I didn't gather much from the doctor el médico no me dijo gran cosa you will have gathered who he is by now ya te habrás dado cuenta de quién es she's left her job — so I gather ha dejado el trabajo — así parece or eso tengo entendido
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    • You will have gathered by now that it would be an understatement to say he is no admirer of his subject.
    • The director, one gathers, wants a Paris Commune purified of all its difficult and perhaps unpleasant associations, a kind of utopian model to hold out to today's radical protesters.
    • Indeed, the genre blurring of the title is intended, one gathers, to apply not only to Manet and Flaubert but also to Reed's own text.
  • 3 3.1 (wrap) she gathered the shawl closer around her shoulders se envolvió mejor con el chal he gathered the blanket about himself se arropó con la manta 3.2 (sweep) he gathered the child into his arms tomó al niño en sus brazos
  • 4 (by sewing) fruncir* a gathered skirt una falda fruncida
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    • Pull up the threads to gather the fabric into pleats.
    • The fabric is gathered at the waist with a belt which is tied at the side.
    • Pull the basting bobbin threads to gather the skirt.

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • [literary/literario] to gather oneself prepararse, disponerse*
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    • The two embrace and gather the child between them.
    • In the next instant I felt him pulling me to him, gathering me into his arms.
    • She reached out for him, with both hands outstretched, and he responded by standing, and gently pulling her to her feet, and gathering her into his arms.

Phrasal verbs

gather in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento

gather up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
recoger* he gathered the toys up off the floor recogió los juguetes del suelo she wore her hair gathered up in a chignon llevaba el pelo recogido en un moño she gathered herself up to her full height se irguió cuan alta era

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