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foregather

[fawr-gath -er, fohr-] /fɔrˈgæð ər, foʊr-/
verb (used without object)
1.
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  • So the "sons of the Blood" began to foregather from the ends of the earth.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • And with which party do you foregather, my gay cock o' the woods?

    The Reckoning Robert W. Chambers
  • Some of the managers have their families with them, and they foregather at the main post every Sunday.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • Why should there not be some devils brew where such men as Figuero and Baumgartner foregather?

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • They ignore each other in public; they foregather in private.

    The Sacred Fount Henry James
  • We shall see it again, and foregather this time at the "Angel."

    Through East Anglia in a Motor Car

    J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
  • It was the custom to foregather at Mrs. Mowbray's home in the evening.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • Sooner or later, each and all were served up at the casual meetings of river men, at whatever port they might foregather.

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
  • Our Highlanders, when they come out, will foregather with them, as mountaineers always do with each other.

  • Well, I am truly glad to foregather with you again, and partake of the bread and salt of this hospitable house once more.

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for foregather

foregather

/fɔːˈɡæðə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to gather together; assemble
2.
(rare) to meet, esp unexpectedly
3.
(foll by with) to socialize
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