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Related to forgather: foregather
for·gath·eralso fore·gath·er (fôr-găth′ər)
intr.v. for·gath·ered, for·gath·er·ing, for·gath·ers also fore·gath·ered or fore·gath·er·ing or fore·gath·ers
1. To gather together; assemble.
2. To meet another, especially by accident.
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a variant spelling of foregather
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or fore•gath•er(fɔrˈgæð ər)
1. to gather together; convene; assemble.
2. to encounter someone, esp. by chance.
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Past participle: forgathered
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|Verb||1.||forgather - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"|
meet - meet by design; be present at the arrival of; "Can you meet me at the train station?"
encounter, meet, run across, come across, run into, see - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
congregate - come together, usually for a purpose; "The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"
hive - move together in a hive or as if in a hive; "The bee swarms are hiving"
convene - meet formally; "The council convened last week"
cluster, constellate, flock, clump - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
crowd together, crowd - to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
converge - move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
turn out - come and gather for a public event; "Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"
caucus - meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
club - gather and spend time together; "They always club together"
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