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Gather, 1) trans. a) to bring together, to assemble: “to g. our soldiers scattered,” H6A II, 1, 76. III, 2, 102. IV, 1, 73. H6B IV, 6, 13. H6C II, 1, 112. “they had --ed a wise council to them,” H8 II, 4, 51. to g. head == 1) to assemble an army: “the French have --ed head,” H6A I, 4, 100. H6B IV, 5, 10. Tit. IV, 4, 63. 2) to generate pus or matter, to become ripe: “foul sin --ing head shall break into corruption,” R2 V, 1, 58. H4B III, 1, 76.
b) to collect: “to g. in some debts,” Shr. IV, 4, 25. “among the people g. up a tenth,” H6A V, 5, 93.
c) to pluck: “flowers that are not --ed in their prime,” Ven. 131. Sonn. 124, 4. Merch. V, 13. Tit. III, 1, 113. Lr. IV, 6, 15. Cymb. I, 5, 1.
d) to acquire, to gain: “and I of him will g. patience,” Ado V, 1, 19. “thus may we g. honey from the weed,” H5 IV, 1, 11. “come to g. money for their corn,” H6A III, 2, 5. “g. wealth, I care not with what envy,” H6B IV, 10, 23. “of him I --ed honour,” Cymb. III, 1, 71.
e) to deduce by reasoning, to infer: “g. the sequel by that went before,” Err. I, 1, 96. “the reason that I g. he is mad,” IV, 3, 87. “by this we g. you have tripped since,” Wint. I, 2, 75. H6A II, 3, 69. II, 5, 96. R3 I, 3, 68. Hml. II, 2, 15. III, 1, 35. Lr. IV, 5, 32. Cymb. I, 5, 22.
2) intr. a) to become ripe: “now does my project g. to a head,” Tp. V, 1.
b) to draw inferences, to gain information: “will lead thee on to g. from thee,” All's IV, 1, 91. “now g. and surmise,” Hml. II, 2, 108.
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