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English definition of “collect”

collect

adjective, adverb     /kəˈlekt/ US
When you phone collect or make a collect phone call, the person you call pays for the call: I'd like to make a collect call. She called me collect.Communicating by telephone
(Definition of collect adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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