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English definition of “collect”

collect

verb (COME TOGETHER)    /kəˈlekt/
[I] to come together from different places or over a period of time : A large crowd of reporters collected outside the prime minister's house . Rainwater collects in the barrel in the garden .
(Definition of collect verb (COME TOGETHER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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