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hoardverb [T]

 us   /hɔrd, hoʊrd/
to collect a large supply of something, more than you need now, often because you think you will not be able to get it later: Many people hoarded food in wartime.
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hoardverb [I or T]

uk   us   /hɔːd/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE to collect a lot of money or objects, sometimes secretly: A financial crisis can cause people to hoard. When oil prices rise, the tendency to hoard gold also rises.

hoardnoun [C]

uk   us   /hɔːd/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a large amount of money or objects that someone has collected, sometimes secretly: They found a hoard of dollar bills in the suspect's attic. The company has a vast cash hoard that just keeps on growing.
(Definition of hoard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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