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hoard

verb [T] uk   /hɔːd/ us    /hɔːrd/
to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place: During the siege people began hoarding food and supplies. There would be enough food on a daily basis if people were not hoarding it.
hoarder
noun [C] uk   /ˈhɔː.dər/ us    /ˈhɔːr.dɚ/

hoard

noun [C] uk   /hɔːd/ us    /hɔːrd/
a large amount of something that someone has saved and hidden: We found a huge hoard of tinned food in the basement.
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