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English definition of “collect”

collect

verb (BRING TOGETHER)    /kəˈlekt/
B1 [T] to bring something together from different places or over a period of time: After the party I collected (up) bottles from various parts of the house. These china ornaments just collect dust.Collecting and amassing
(Definition of collect verb (BRING TOGETHER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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