Collect

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Definition

to collect: to gather, to assemble, to group; to get and keep things of one type (such as stamps or coins) as a hobby
verb
I've collected all the documents we need for this case. They are here in this folder.
We haven't collected enough bottles yet. Let's go and look for some more
John collects stamps. He has stamps from all over the world

Examples

  • "Before the festivities begin we have to collect the most important guest – Bruno Delavigne!"
  • "The money you contribute doesn't go to today's old people, no: it's placed into a pension fund where it will grow until you collect it when you retire."
  • "Jorge : I just came to collect my things."
  • "Don't forget to collect your bags before you leave the station, and enjoy New York!"
  • "The mail will be collected this evening, not to mention I have this report to finish!"
  • "Security guard : Thank you sir, you can go and collect your luggage."
  • "In 3 or 4 years, you'll love the interest we've collected!"
  • "Announcement : This is a reminder that all international passengers must go through customs and immigration before collecting their baggage."
  • "Also, please put together a contract for Brian, and collect any information we need to fill out our paperwork: social security number, medical history, insurance information and any other personal details."
  • "Some people enjoy collecting knives, others enjoy building robots, and some English people like me think that the most enjoyable hobby of all is to hunt a small fox with a pack of dogs."

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