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English definition of “collect”

collect

verb [T] (GET)    /kəˈlekt/ UK
A2 to go to a place and bring someone or something away from it: Your shoes will be repaired and ready for you to collect on Thursday. I'll collect you from the station.Transferring and transporting objectsTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of collect verb (GET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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