gather strength


gather strength
increase in power or might; recover; be intensified, gain momentum

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • gather — verb 1 come together in a group ADVERB ▪ quickly ▪ about (BrE), around, round (esp. BrE), together PREPOSITION ▪ around …   Collocations dictionary

  • gather — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. bring or come together; assemble, accumulate. 2 tr. (usu. foll. by up) a bring together from scattered places or sources. b take up together from the ground, a surface, etc. c draw into a smaller compass. 3 tr. acquire by …   Useful english dictionary

  • gather your strength — gather your strength/courage/energy/wits/ phrase to prepare yourself for a difficult situation or action Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • gather your courage — gather your strength/courage/energy/wits/ phrase to prepare yourself for a difficult situation or action Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • gather your energy — gather your strength/courage/energy/wits/ phrase to prepare yourself for a difficult situation or action Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • gather your wits — gather your strength/courage/energy/wits/ phrase to prepare yourself for a difficult situation or action Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • gather — I UK [ˈɡæðə(r)] / US [ˈɡæðər] verb Word forms gather : present tense I/you/we/they gather he/she/it gathers present participle gathering past tense gathered past participle gathered *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] if people gather, or if someone …   English dictionary

  • gather — gath|er1 [ gæðər ] verb *** ▸ 1 come together ▸ 2 search for and find ▸ 3 increase ▸ 4 bring things together ▸ 5 believe when not told ▸ 6 when clouds appear ▸ 7 make many folds in cloth ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive if people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gather — gath|er1 W2S2 [ˈgæðə US ər] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(come together)¦ 2¦(know/think)¦ 3¦(collect)¦ 4 gather speed/force/momentum etc 5 gather dust 6¦(cloth)¦ 7 gather yourself/your strength/your thoughts 8¦(clouds/darkness)¦ 9 gather somebody to you/gather… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gather — [[t]gæ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ gathers, gathering, gathered 1) V ERG If people gather somewhere, they come together in a group. [V prep/adv] In the evenings, we gathered around the fireplace and talked... [V n with together] The man signalled for me to… …   English dictionary


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