forgather, bring together, round up or in, group or herd together.
2. convene, summon, call together, call a meeting; muster, marshal, mobilize, call up, rally,
convolution, n. 1. entanglement, involution, involvement, complication, complexity.
2. circumvolution, winding, twisting, coiling, turning, meandering.
3. whorl, sinuosity, roll, curl, coil, spiral, helix, curlicue, ringlet; kink, twirl, twist.
convoy, v. 1. escort, chaperon, matronize, accom pany, attend, companion; usher, guide, pilot, steer, conduct, lead, direct; guard, watch over, keep an eye on, look after, shepherd, screen, shelter, flank, be by one's side; protect, defend, back up, support, go or be behind.
-n. 2. protection, defense, security, bulwark, shield, screen, cover, shelter, refuge, safety, safeguard; guidance, tutelage, custody, keeping, care.
3. escort, armed guard, bodyguard, contingent, Navy, escort carrier, Mil. escort fighter; entourage, retinue, cortege, suite.
4. train, file, row, line, queue; fleet, group, company, assemblage, aggregation.
convulse, v. 1. agitate, disturb, unsettle, discompose, upset, shake, shake up, churn, churn up, swirl, roil, Chiefly U.S. rile; commove, heave, upheave, toss.
2. torture, torment, agonize, harrow, excruciate, wring, rack, twist.
3. amuse, Inf. crack [s.o.] up, Inf. break [s.o.] up; All Sl. wow, kill, slay, knock [s.o.] dead, knock [s.o.j out, knock or lay them in the aisles.
convulsion, n. 1. spasm, paroxysm, throe; fit, seizure, stroke, attack, Pathol, ictus.
2. commotion, turmoil, tumult, turbulence, storm, storm and stress, hurly-burly; disorder, chaos, confusion, upheaval; furor, agitation, disturbance, disruption, unrest.
3. cataclysm, eruption, outburst, explosion, fulmina-tion; violence, frenzy, fury, rage.
cook, v. 1. bake, roast, broil, charbroil, grill, barbecue; sautd, braise, fricassee; fry, frizzle, pan, griddle, toast; boil, simmer, steam, stew, seethe, scald; precook, parboil; curry, devil.
2. heat, torrefy, parch, fire, kiln.
3. cook up Informal, concoct, prepare, make, make up, mix, brew; compose, combine, put together; fabricate, improvise, invent, create; contrive, scheme, plan, plot. -n. 4. chef, Fr. Cookery, chef & cuisine, kitchener.
cool, adj. 1. chilly, chill, nippy, unheated, unwarmed, heatless, sunless; breezy, draughty, windy.
2. composed, collected, Inf. together, self-possessed, self-controlled; easy-going, relaxed, even-tempered, imperturbable, unexcitable, unflappable; unexcited, unmoved, unperturbed; unruffled, staid, sedate; undemonstrative, unemotional, stoical, philosophical; passionless, impassive, dispassionate.
3. passive, undesiring, unexcitable, frigid; phlegmatic, listless, half-hearted, lukewarm; stony, flinty, steely.
4. deliberate, intentional, purposeful, meant, willful, volitional, voluntary; premeditated, calculated, designed, planned, plotted, schemed, devised, contrived.
5. unfriendly, unsociable, unwelcome, uninviting, forbidding; uncordial, ungracious, unamicable, inhospitable; unapproachable, inaccessible, closed, tight; distant, remote, stand-offish, Inf. offish.
6. audacious, presumptuous, overconfident, impertinent, assuming, insolent, impudent, brazen, brassy,