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English definition of “collect”

collect

verb [I/T] (GATHER)   /kəˈlekt/
to come or bring together from a variety of places or over a period of time: [I] A crowd of people soon collected at the scene of the accident. [T] Information about employment is collected from every state. People sometimes collect one particular type of object as a hobby: [T] I’ve got three kids who collect football cards.
(Definition of collect verb (GATHER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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