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  • 1 gather — gatherable, adj. gatherer, n. /gadh euhr/, v.t. 1. to bring together into one group, collection, or place: to gather firewood; to gather the troops. 2. to bring together or assemble from various places, sources, or people; collect gradually: The… …

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  • 2 gather — gath•er [[t]ˈgæð ər[/t]] v. t. 1) to bring together into one group, collection, or place; collect: to gather firewood; to gather supporters[/ex] 2) agr. to pick or harvest (any crop or natural yield) from its place of growth: to gather fruit[/ex] …

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  • 3 gather — /ˈgæðə / (say gadhuh) verb (t) 1. to bring (persons, animals, or things) together into one company or aggregate. 2. to get together from various places or sources; collect gradually. 3. to learn or infer from observation: I gather that he ll be… …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 pucker — I. v. a. Corrugate, furrow, cockle, wrinkle, crinkle, crease, gather into wrinkles or folds, gather. II. n. Fold, wrinkle, crinkle, crease, furrow …

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  • 6 pucker — /ˈpʌkə / (say pukuh) verb (i) 1. to gather into wrinkles or irregular folds: the cloth has puckered. –verb (t) 2. to draw into wrinkles or irregular folds: try not to pucker the fabric. –noun 3. a wrinkle; an irregular fold. 4. a puckered part,… …

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  • 7 pucker — v. & n. v.tr. & intr. (often foll. by up) gather or cause to gather into wrinkles, folds, or bulges (puckered her eyebrows; this seam is puckered up). n. such a wrinkle, bulge, fold, etc. Derivatives: puckery adj. Etymology: prob. frequent.,… …

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  • 8 pucker — puckerer, n. /puk euhr/, v.t., v.i. 1. to draw or gather into wrinkles or irregular folds, as material or a part of the face; constrict: Worry puckered his brow. n. 2. a wrinkle; an irregular fold. 3. a puckered part, as of cloth tightly or… …

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  • 9 pucker — puck•er [[t]ˈpʌk ər[/t]] v. t. v. i. 1) to draw or gather into wrinkles or irregular folds; constrict 2) an irregular fold; wrinkle 3) a puckered part, as of cloth tightly or crookedly sewn • Etymology: 1590–1600; appar. akin to poke II… …

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  • 10 pucker — [puk′ər] vt., vi. [freq. form of POKE2] to draw up or gather into wrinkles or small folds n. a wrinkle or small fold made by puckering pucker up to contract the lips as in preparing to kiss …

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  • 11 Pucker — Puck er, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Puckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puckering}.] [From {Poke} a pocket, small bag.] To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth.… …

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  • 12 Puckered — Pucker Puck er, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Puckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puckering}.] [From {Poke} a pocket, small bag.] To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; often with up; as, to pucker up the… …

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  • 13 Puckering — Pucker Puck er, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Puckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puckering}.] [From {Poke} a pocket, small bag.] To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; often with up; as, to pucker up the… …

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  • 14 pucker — verb tightly gather or contract into wrinkles or small folds. noun a wrinkle or small fold. Derivatives puckery adjective Origin C16: prob. frequentative, from the base of poke2 and pocket (suggesting the formation of small purse like gatherings) …

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  • 15 pucker — ► VERB ▪ tightly gather or contract into wrinkles or small folds. ► NOUN ▪ a wrinkle or small fold. ORIGIN probably from POKE(Cf. ↑poke) and POCKET(Cf. ↑pocketable) (suggesting the formation of small purse like gatherings) …

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  • 16 arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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