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1collect/kəˈlɛkt/verb
collectscollectedcollecting
1collect
/kəˈlɛkt/
verb
collectscollectedcollecting
Learner's definition of COLLECT  
[+ object] 
: to get (things) from different places and bring them together
   b : to get (one or more things) from a place
: to get (similar things) and bring them together as a hobby
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to get control of (your thoughts, emotions, etc.)
[+ object] : to ask for and get (money that someone owes you)
   b : to be given or paid (money)
[+ object]
[no object]
— + on
: to ask people to give (money or other things) to a group that helps people, a political candidate, etc.
[+ object]
— often + for
[no object]
: to come together in a large amount as time passes
[no object]
[+ object]
— see also collect dust at 1dust
[+ object] : to go somewhere in order to get (someone you will bring or take to another place)

collect up

[phrasal verb]
collect up (something)British or collect (something) up 
: to gather (things) together
2collect/kəˈlɛkt/adjective
2collect
/kəˈlɛkt/
adjective
Learner's definition of COLLECT  
US, of a telephone call
: paid for by the person who is receiving the call

— collect

adverb
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