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#Gather/Leave #Move together #Audience #Meeting #Alone =================================================== #Gather/Leave Assemble: All the students were asked to assemble in the main hall. She then addressed the assembled company (= all the people there). assemble something to assemble evidence/data The manager has assembled a world-class team. He tried to assemble his thoughts. Collect: SYNONYM gather collect something to collect data/evidence/information We're collecting signatures for
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  #Gather/Leave#Move together#Audience#Meeting#Alone===================================================#Gather/LeaveAssemble: All the students were asked to assemble in the main hall. She then addressed the assembled compan != all the people there . assemble something to assemble evidence/data he manager has assembled a world$class team. %e tried to assemble his thoughts.&ollect: S'()('M gather collect something to collect data/evidence/in*ormation +e,re collecting signatures *or a petition. collect something *rom somebod/something Samples were collected *rom over - patients.&onverge: housands o* supporters converged on London *or the rall.escend on sth: %undreds o* *ootball *ans descended on the cit.See: combination: congregate0 assmeble0 gather.#Move togetherroop!v : A*ter lunch we all trooped down to the beach. As the plaers trooped o** the *ield0 someone threw a bottle *rom the crowd. he girls trooped in *or dinner.hrong!v : 1 adverb/preposition he children thronged into the hall. throng to do something 2eople are thronging to see his new pla. throng something &rowds thronged the stores.3lock!v : 1 adverb/preposition housands o* people *locked to the beach this weekend. %uge numbers o* birds had *locked together b the lake. *lock to do something 2eople *locked to hear him speak.&rowd around: +e all crowded around the stove to keep warm. 2hotographers were crowding around outside.Swarm: ourists were swarming all over the island.See: overrun.3ile!v4 : he doors o* the museum opened and the visitors began to *ile in.3ilter!v5 : he doors opened and people started *iltering through.Stream!v- : 2eople streamed across the bridge. he re*ugees streamed north to the border.6e 7ueuing up *or sth/ to do sth: 8talian *ootball clubs are 7ueuing up to sign the oung star.6eat the path to sbs door: op theatrical agents are beating a path to the teenager,s door.Mob!v0- = besiege0 9oin!v !line/path/road ============================================urn sth out !pocket &lear!v- : A*ter the bomb warning0 police cleared the streets.;mpt!v4 : S'()('M evacuate   2olice had instructions to empt the building because o* a bomb threat.;vacuate: evacuate something 2olice evacuated nearb buildings. evacuate somebod !*rom !to &hildren were evacuated *rom London to escape the � � bombing. 3amilies were evacuated to sa*er parts o* the cit.;vacuee: Allowances were available to cover the cost o* hosting an evacuee. uring <4- evacuee *amilies started to arrive in the town.isassemble!5 : the concert ended and the crown disassembled;>odus: the mass e>odus *rom 2aris to the countr in the summer he pla was so aw*ul that there was a general e>odus *rom the theatre at the interval.Spill!- : he doors opened and people spilled into the street. !*igurative Light spilled *rom the windows.isgorge: he bus disgorged a crowd o* nois children.3lood: S'()('M pour ?e*ugees continue to *lood into neighbouring countries. elephone calls came *looding in *rom all over the countr.See: overrrunStampede: A stampede broke out when the doors opened.Stampede!v : a herd o* stampeding elephants A huge bunch o* kids came stampeding down the corridor. he cattle started to stampede0 as i* the could sense the danger.Gold rush. see this at: opportuinit&ompition.=====================================================#Audience%eadcount: to do a headcount +hat,s the latest headcount@Attendance: high/low/*alling/poor attendances here was an attendance o* 4- at the meeting. &inema attendances have risen again recentl. see this at: present/sta/leave.Gate! : onight,s game has attracted the largest gate o* the season.Audience: he audience was/were clapping *or < minutes. an audience o* <  he debate was televised in *ront o* a live audience.3oot*all: a campaign to increase *oot*all. see: vote with our *eet.6ums on seats: he,re not bothered about attracting the right audiencethe Bust � want bums on seats.+ell$attended: a well$attended con*erence. see: capacit crowd.3ront$o*$house!< : here was an e>pectant atmosphere *ront$o*$house.)ut *ront: here,s onl a small audience out *ront tonight. %e cooked while she sat out *ront and waited tables.%ouse!< : plaing to a *ull/packed/empt house != to a large/small audience  he spotlight *aded and the house lights came up.S;; ALS) *ront$o*$house0 *ull houseGaller!5 : ?elatives o* the victim watched *rom the public galler as the murder charge was read out in court.S;; ALS) press gallerGaller!4 . see: back seat0 back bench.?oom!C : he whole room burst into applause.?oom*ul: %e announced his resignation to a room*ul o* reporters. a room*ul o* old booksable!- : %e kept the whole table entertained with his Bokes.S;; ALS) round$tableMeeting!- : he meeting voted to accept the pa o**er.  =======================================================#3ill2ack!v : 1 adverb/preposition +e all packed together into one car. pack something !with something 3ans packed the hall to see the band. 2ack wet shoes with newspaper to help them dr.S;; ALS) packed0 packed out2ack sth out: he band can still pack out concert halls.S;; ALS) packed out2ack into sth: S'()('M cram )ver D  *ans packed into the stadium to watch the *inal.2ack sth into sth&rowd into sth: +e all crowded into her o**ice to sing %app 6irthda. � � &rowd sth into sth: Guests were crowded into the *ew remaining rooms. he crowd people onto the trains.&rowd!v : housands o* people crowded the narrow streets.&)M2A?; uncrowded2eople!v : he town was peopled largel b workers *rom the car *actor and their *amilies. he ballroom was peopled with guests. %er novels are peopled with interesting0 comple> characters.See: inhabit0 populate.9am: S'()('M block Eiewers Bammed the switchboard with complaints.See: se7uence: cram.2ack into sth= cram6urst!v =======================================================#&rowd3lash mobMob: an angr/unrul mob he mob was/were preparing to storm the building. an e>cited mob o* *ans mob rule != a situation in which a mob has control0 rather than people in authorit S;; ALS) lnch mobhe heav mob F the heav brigade.?abble: S'()('M mob a drunken rabble %e was met b a rabble o* nois0 angr ouths.Gang: a gang o* ouths a street gang All the local bos are members o* gangs.Gu!- : &ome on0 ou gus0 let,s get goingGaggle: a gaggle o* tourists/schoolchildrenGang!5 : he whole gang will be there.6unch!5 : he people that 8 work with are a great bunch.?ing!n : a sp ring a drugs ringHnot: Little knots o* people had gathered at the entrance.See: combinatoin: cohort  See: 7uantit: legion0 regiment0 battalion etc.&rush!n : a big crush in the theatre bar 8 couldn,t *ind a wa through the crush.?uck: %e pushed his wa through the ruck o* drinkers to get to the bar. +hen the police arrived0 it soon turned into an ugl ruck.hrong: +e pushed our wa through the throng. %e was met b a throng o* Bournalists and photographers.Multitude!5 : S'()('M throng %e preached to the assembled multitude.2ress: S'()('M throng the press o* bodies all moving the same wa Among the press o* cars he glimpsed a ta>i.rove: droves o* tourists 2eople were leaving the countrside in droves to look *or work in the cities. he galler had its busiest da ever0 as droves o* people poured into its new premises b the docks. ourists started arriving in their droves.3lock: a *lock o* children/reporters he came in *locks to see the procession.%orde: here are alwas hordes o* tourists here in the summer. 3ootball *ans turned up in hordes. %e could see the in*antr advancing in hordes across the open ground. he elves de*eated a huge horde o* goblins.8n *orce: 2rotesters turned out in *orce.&rowd: %e pushed his wa through the crowd. A small crowd had gathered outside the church. 2olice had to break up the crowd. &rowds o* people poured into the street. 8 want to get there earl to avoid the crowds. he match attracted a capacit crowd o* D . he crowd cheered the winning hit. crowd control crowd trouble A whole crowd o* us are going to the ball != a lot o* us . %e le*t the hotel surrounded b crowds o* Bournalists.Muster: muster stations != parts o* a building0 a ship0 etc. that people must go to i* there is an emergenc ?ound$up: the round$up o* sheep *or shearing he police carried out their usual round$up o* Saturda night drunksribe!4 : )ne or two o* the grandchildren will be there0 but not the whole tribe.%erd!- : She pushed her wa through a herd o* lunchtime drinkers. the common herd != ordinar people  +h *ollow the herd != do and think the same as everone else @?ow: a row o* trees +e sat in a row at the back o* the room. he vegetables were planted in neat rows.&olumn: a long column o* troops and tanksS;; ALS) *i*th columnrain!- : a camel train3ile! : he set o** in *ile behind the teacher.?ank!C : massed ranks o* spectators he trees grew in serried ranks != ver closel together .S;; ALS) ta>i rank8n single *ile F in 8ndian *ile: he made their wa in single *ile along the cli** path.&rocodile!5 : a school crocodile
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